A 14-year-old Georgia girl has made history by becoming the youngest person to be accepted into Spelman College.
According to WSB-TV, Sydney Wilson was shocked when her father told her that he had gotten an email saying she would be attending the prestigious HBCU in the fall.
“So, he calls me in and he says, ‘Look at the computer!’ So I looked at it, and I just melt,” Wilson said.
“I was screaming and I was crying. I ran out to tell my family, and we took a bunch of pictures and posted it on Instagram and everything.”
The teen said that since second grade, she knew she was different than everyone else and looked beyond the bullying to continue on her path to greatness.
“I just stayed on my path,” Wilson told WSB-TV. “I didn’t really feel like I needed to be popular … because, I mean, I like myself.”
In addition, Sydney told the Atlanta Constitution Journal that she is looking forward to attending the all-girls school.
“I am so excited to be in the sisterhood,” adding, “So many women have reached out to me and have been very nice and supportive, and I am so excited to see what my life will be at Spelman.”
The college is also excited to welcome Sydney into their incoming class.
“This is the first time in recent memory that we have had an admitted student this young. Sydney has shared with us that she intends to enroll. We are excited to welcome her to campus in the fall, along with the rest of the incoming class,” Ingrid Hayes, vice president of enrollment management, said in a statement.
Sydney plans to major in biology because she wants to use animal science to create cures for illnesses humans develop.
Just amazing! Congrats Sydney!
Black Twitter Calls Out White Celebs Defrauding Colleges So Their Mediocre Kids Can Get Accepted
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Meanwhile, a black mother(s) is sitting in jail somewhere because she/they used an auntie's address in the suburbs to send her/their black sons/daughters to better schools https://t.co/Y9Szj7sMbT— MF MOCK (@brentinmock) March 12, 2019
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White millionaires are scamming their rich white children into college— George M Johnson (@IamGMJohnson) March 12, 2019
Black children fighting over charter school lottery like the hunger games & parents arrested for sending their kids to public schools in better areas.
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I keep thinking about why I’m so surprised that Felicity Huffman and William H Macy are involved in this? Like... they just seem like such down to earth, character actor, “doing it for the craft” types, that I forgot they’re just rich people who want rich people shit.— Tracie Hunte (@TracieHunte) March 12, 2019
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I can’t believe ABC cancelled “American Crime” before Felicity Huffman could play herself in the next season of it.— Britt Julious (@britticisms) March 12, 2019
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When you gotta break aunt Becky out of jail. pic.twitter.com/ouwPjstDnV— Ethereal bisexual who wears mostly black (@Travon) March 12, 2019
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Live footage of when Abigail Fisher finds out it wasn't qualified Black people via affirmative action who took her spot -- but wealthy white people like Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin who used cronyism, capitalism, and nepotism instead. #StayMadAbby pic.twitter.com/Klbdkbcwm7— Ernest Owens (@MrErnestOwens) March 12, 2019
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In light of today’s events, this deserves a retweet. https://t.co/o1ZXLkEtTs— JB Tadena (@JayBeeTadena) March 12, 2019
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This story pisses me off. But in five years, I know some white male screenwriter will write this story, make it snarky and exaggerated like Vice or I, Tonya or Argo, make it to the Black List, and get nominated for 12 Oscars for his sanitized version of this bullshit. Watch. https://t.co/8iKxrUdK8R— Kellee Nicole Terrell (@kelleent) March 12, 2019
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now I'm gonna tell everyone I didn't get into USC because my parents didn't have 500k to drop— Camryn Garrett (Pre-order OFF THE RECORD!) (@dancingofpens) March 12, 2019
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AND a bunch of black and brown kids in charter schools until 7pm, walking in straight lines, doing math drills and being told they just need "grit" to get into college https://t.co/A3HHFQr6ur— Jenée (@jdesmondharris) March 12, 2019
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I want the people who were up in arms about affirmative action in college admittance to keep that same energy for rich people who pay to get their kids into Ivy League schools.— Jenét Where are the girls and babies? Morrow (@JenetAllDay) March 12, 2019
These are the people who are ACTUALLY stealing your kid's spot. https://t.co/L6qYvpNKcT
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wow, turns out that money was the real Affirmative Action all along!— sega playstation (@bijanstephen) March 12, 2019
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The saddest funniest thing about this college bribery scandal? These kids went to the best schools, had the best resources, and they couldn't compete with kids who had nothing. Their parents blame affirmative action instead of the fact that little Jackalope McQueasy is lazy.— Openly Black Mikki Kendall (@Karnythia) March 12, 2019
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Lori Loughlin spent over $500,000 trying to get her daughters into USC, my alma mater. SC is 5% Black yet folk act like we were all Affirmative Action admits. Meanwhile we earned our spots (and have the student loans to prove it), and these folk buying tests and grades. Smh— Britni Danielle (@BritniDWrites) March 12, 2019
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Rich people using their wealth to ensure (steal) spots at prestigious colleges for their mediocre children is an American pastime.— X (@XLNB) March 12, 2019
You know what else is tradition? Obscuring this fact by blaming black people & affirmative action for “snatching away” opportunities.
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Ppl complaining about affirmative action when it’s these “privileged” kids who really don’t belong.— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari_Sellers) March 12, 2019
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For $500,000 my child better be getting into Hogwarts, forget USC. Damn Aunt Becky pic.twitter.com/Dqh0I2Y9mg— Simone Scott (@Simone_Scott) March 12, 2019
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I had to go and check Instagram to make sure this photo of Aunt Becky’s kid was real and it is very real. The unmitigated gall... pic.twitter.com/Gx1nYMYBSS— Natasha Rothwell (@natasharothwell) March 12, 2019
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Wealthy white people committing fraud to pay their kids’ way into Ivy League schools instead of just donating to a building the way old-fashioned wealthy white people pay their kids’ way into Ivy League schools is what makes this news https://t.co/5TS22X2QN3— Ivie Ani (@ivieani) March 12, 2019
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Can we please start giving Rich White kids the same side eye that Black & Brown kids receive when they say they attended an Ivy League school?! You know when it’s assumed that minority students took “someone” else’s spot who was “more qualified”! #DownWithTheDoubleStandard— bevysmith (@bevysmith) March 12, 2019
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I am so shocked that rich white people were caught finessing their way into Ivy League institutions. Gee willickers, Batman. I thought they all got in off of merit.— Charles Preston (@_CharlesPreston) March 12, 2019
*Looks at the 45th and 43rd President of the United States*
#BlackGirlMagic: 14-Year-Old Makes History By Getting Accepted Into Spelman was originally published on hellobeautiful.com