17-year-old Michael Brown from Houston applied to 20 of the best universities in the United States and he was admitted to every single one with a full ride and $260,000 in additional scholarship offers.


“It’s something I’m proud of because I see my hard work paying off, determination paying off, sacrifices paying off,” he said. Of those 20, he listed his top eight choices as: Harvard, Princeton, Northwestern, Yale, University of Pennsylvania, Stanford, Georgetown and Vanderbilt.


Currently a senior at Mirabeau B. Lamar High School, Michael has been heavily involved in his school’s debate team, mock trial and student government for years. He has also volunteered for political campaigns, citing his interest to “the moment I saw Barack Obama get elected.” He is set on majoring in political science, but is also considering a second degree in economics.


His proud mum, Rutledge-Brown lost three babies before becoming pregnant with Michael. Once she finally had a son, she poured all of her energy into giving him the very best that she possibly could. He only received one B during his entire academic career, which she said was very difficult for him.

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