- Ayrton Little, 16, got the good news Tuesday at school in Opelousas, Louisiana
- Classmates at the private TM Landry College Prep erupted with joy at the news
- Little plans to study computer science and hopes to work on Wall Street
This is the moment a 16-year-old and his classmates exploded with joy as they found out he’s been accepted to Harvard University.
Ayrton Little, 16, was surrounded by classmates at the private TM Landry College Prep in Opelousas, Louisiana, when he found out he’d gotten early admission for Harvard’s 2022 class.
Little erupts with excitement at the news, as his friends scream with joy and begin chanting ‘three-peat’, in reference to the school sending a grad to the Ivy League three years running.
Little told the Mail Online: ‘I don’t know how to describe it, it was the best feeling. It feels amazing.
‘I plan to study applied maths and computer science. If I keep my grades up I will attend in the fall.
‘I’m happy I got into Harvard but I’m even happier because I’ve made my mother incredibly proud.’
He said the news was made even more incredible because his older brother was accepted to Stanford on Friday last week.
Maureen Little, the boys’ mother, said: ‘It feels amazing. My oldest son got into Stanford on Friday and we have been waiting for a response from Harvard, and I just can’t believe it.
‘All the hard work has paid off and it’s an incredible feeling. They’ve put in so much hard work and stay past [school hours] when they need to.’
Little said that he plans to major and math and computer science before working on Wall Street with the aim of opening a nonprofit to help children from a similar background to him get into Ivy League schools.
Last year, Harvard admitted 5.6 per cent of students who applied.
Source: Daily Mail UK
Featured Image: Harvard University
Inset Image: Twitter/Ayrton Little