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Florida Teen Accepted To 27 Universities and Receives $4 million in Scholarships

A Florida teen is celebrating after being accepted to 27 colleges and universities and receiving over $4 million in scholarship money.

Needless to say, the teen was very surprised when he was accepted into all of his choices. He told CBS Miami in an interview that, “It’s so crazy to think that I applied to all these colleges, and I got in. That’s such a rare thing to occur, but the fact that it did happen, I’m so excited about it.”

“It was just a surprise just to see that they were interested in me and they wanted me to attend their institution, that they were offering me admission… it was just a ton of excitement,” Jonathan Walker said during an interview with ABC News’ Linsey Davis.

Now that he has been accepted to all of his choices, the teen is working on narrowing the list down. “I’ve been able to narrow it down slightly…hopefully in the next couple of weeks, I’ll be able to make a pretty confident decision.”

Walker, a high school senior from Panama City, Florida, said he found something he liked at every school and only applied to schools where he could be “happy.”

“Every school on my list, I could see myself there, and so I didn’t apply to anywhere that I don’t think I could be happy, so I just made a list and started to apply,” Walker said.

“I’ve been able to narrow it down slightly… hopefully in the next couple of weeks, I’ll be able to make a pretty confident decision,” he said.

While Walker has a big decision ahead of him, he says he does have some thoughts on a possible major.

“I’m mostly interested in engineering as well entrepreneurship, hopefully going down like a nonprofit route, creating devices to help people. But I’m also exploring the possibility of creating my own major since I have a ton of different interests,” Walker said.

Walker says he was also voted homecoming king and is active in science club, the international Baccalaureate program and the varsity football team.

“I’ve been blessed with God, with a lot of ability, and so I mean I just want to take the time and use it to the fullest extent and just affect others positively, affect them and try and inspire other people,” he said. “And so I’m just thankful for the position I’ve been put in.”

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