A Louisiana high school senior who applied to 200 colleges and universities says he has received acceptances to 180 of them, an impressive 90% success rate that’s only rivaled by the $9 million in scholarships he’s been awarded as well.
Dennis Maliq Barnes is in his senior year at International High School of New Orleans, where he has accelerated his studies and completed his 10th and 11th grades early.
The 16-year-old, who goes by Maliq, said he started his college application process last fall with the help of his guidance counselor Denise James.
“It was never a journey that I would say that I started initially with the anticipation of being in a record or getting X amount of money. It was just kind of a process trying to get into school, just being a college-bound student,” Maliq told “Good Morning America.”
Maliq said he hopes to major in computer science in college and attend law school in the future.
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PHOTO: Courtesy of International High School of New Orleans.