Ayrton Little is only 16 years old, yet he's a senior at TM Landry College Preparatory in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. He'll be 17 in February. But students must apply early to get into competitive colleges, and Ayrton's first choice was Harvard University. In this video from earlier this week, he's wearing his Harvard hoodie, surrounded by classmates, as he checks the early acceptance notifications. The students are yelling "three-pete" because this is the third year in a row that a student from the school has been accepted to Harvard. There are only 16 students in the Landry graduating class this year, and one of them is Ayrton's brother Alex. He was the first student from the school ever accepted into Stanford University, which was recorded last week.
WBUR talked to the family about the double accomplishments.
"Is this really happening?" The boys' mother, Maureen Little, kept repeating the question, delighted that both her sons were invited to the prestigious schools.I bet they did. (via reddit)
She said there were difficult times raising her sons as a single mom, but she felt lucky that she never had to worry about their performances in school.
“They brought home good grades,” she said.