According to WAFB News, a Louisiana senior has received $4.5 million in scholarships and has been accepted to more than 100 schools.
Kassidy Parnell attends Tara High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and is a senior. According to WNTZ, she has thrived there while also dual enrolling at Baton Rouge Community College, where her current favorite courses are her Computer Science classes. Kassidy currently has a 4.1 GPA and is the valedictorian of her class; college acceptance letters are already pouring in.
So far, Kassidy has earned $4.5 million in scholarships and been accepted to 106 schools, including Southern University, Saint Louis University, Butler University, Oklahoma State, Marquette University, Seton Hall, Loyola University Chicago, the University of Kansas and Kent State. The teen has also received four full ride scholarships and 13 Presidential Scholarships. The East Baton Rouge Parish School System took to social media to congratulate the city’s hometown scholar.
“Congrats to Tara High School[‘s] Kassidy Parnell on being accepted to 106 schools! We’re so proud of our #ebrp students,” they wrote.
Despite her success, Kassidy’s parents say they aren’t shocked at all.
“This girl is a hard worker, loyal friend, organized, witty and makes good decisions. She loves to learn new things. If she doesn’t know something she will look it up and remember everything about it. She is not afraid to explore new horizons and takes pride in her school and the work she does for IBM. She really makes our job easy as parents,” they told reporters.
Kassidy hasn’t decided on a school yet and is now touring colleges every weekend, with visits to Dillard and Xavier University on the horizon. This May, the teen will graduate.