HOUSTON – Every student dreams of reading these words: “Congratulations on your acceptance!” But Elsik High School senior Amina Mabizari read them 15 times.
She applied to 16 universities, including eight Ivy League institutions.
“I didn’t think I’d get accepted to any of them. By casting a wide net I thought someone would take the bait and take me,” Mabizari said.
But when every letter had been opened this spring, seven of those Ivy League universities wanted her.
“I can’t even put into words how big of a moment that was for me,” Mabizari said.
The proud daughter of Algerian immigrants is about to graduate from Alief ISD. Mabizari’s road to success wasn’t an easy one. As a young student, she was last in her class in ready, even suffered with a speech impediment.
“To go from there to here being accepted to all these schools, it’s incredible,” Mabizari said.
Mabizari said she couldn’t have done it without …