17-year-old Jorden Nixon, a high school senior, was confident she would get into a few schools. But she was shocked at the acceptance letters piled up. Jorden had gotten into 39 colleges and universities so far, and that is according to Sophie Lewis writing on MSN.com.
The story continues: Jorden Nixon high school in Douglasville, Georgia stated that no other student at the school has ever gotten this many acceptances. “The crazy thing is, I’m still waiting on decision letters, but I was not expecting that at all,” 17-year-old Jorden Nixon told CBS Atlanta affiliate WGCL.
Nixon applied to about 50 schools altogether, and she didn’t just choose them on a whim. The 17-year-old Jorden Nixon individually researched schools that are diverse and have her desired major: International Business.
Even after all these acceptances, she still hasn’t gotten used to seeing the word, “Congratulations.”
“It’s shocking, each and every time, you’re taken aback every time you open one,” Nixon said.
“It really was amazing at first, and then it became, when are the letters going to stop?” her mother, Angelia Nixon, joked about her daughter 17-year-old Jorden Nixon achivement.
She’s certainly made her parents proud — they say she is independent, well-rounded and has excellent time-management skills. “We’re so happy for her because she does put in a lot of due diligence into applying for these schools,” her mom said.
Nixon also participates in various extracurricular activities. She is one of the captains of the varsity cheer team, a participant in Chick-fil-A Leader Academy and a member of DECA, an entrepreneurship club.
In addition to the acceptance letters, she has also been offered a massive amount of scholarship money — over $1.6 million.
The College and Career Center Specialist at Douglass County High School, Pinky Quick said that students like Jordan can advantage of being able to apply to a lot of schools through certain avenues like the Common Black App. Pinky pointed out added that you can refer to a lot of schools with one low price for that one, and then also Common App. The student can apply to up to 20 schools at one time on one app.
Nixon says her success has been a result of both motivation and a strong support system. “I think my secret is just to give my all,” she said.
Nixon has yet to choose which school she will attend. She has until May 1 to make a decision.
Douglasville, Georgia: Wikipedia
The city of Douglasville is the county seat of Douglas County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2010 census, the town had a population of 30,961, up from 20,065 in 2000.
Douglasville is located approximately 20 miles west of Atlanta and is part of the Atlanta Metro Area. Highway access can be obtained via three interchanges along Interstate 20.
Located along a natural rise in the topography, Douglasville was initially known as “Skint Chestnut.” The name was derived from a large tree used by Native Americans as a landmark; it was stripped of its bark to be more conspicuous.
Douglasville was founded in 1874 as the railroad was constructed in the area. That same year, Douglasville was designated as the county seat of the recently formed Douglas County. The community was named for Senator Stephen A. Douglas.
Georgia General Assembly first incorporated Douglasville in 1875.
In 1916, the Reverend Atkinson of Douglasville was a crucial figure in the ArcLight Controversy in Atlanta.
On September 21, 2009, Douglas County was devastated by the worst flood in Georgia history. Over 18 inches (457 mm) of rain fell in one night, destroying many roads and homes. The county was later declared a disaster area, and the governor of Georgia declared a state of emergency.
The flooding most affected the areas of Douglasville, Villa Rica, Austell, Lithia Springs, and Chapel Hill. The disaster killed more than eight people in the county, most of them in the Douglasville area.