Nigerian teen wins President’s academic excellence award, receives letter from Trump

Nwachukwu Dikko
Please check your E-mail inbox or spam to confirm.

At home and school, he is called professor not because he has attained that envious academic status but for the reason that he exudes excellence in speech and actions.

JOIN US FOR MORE ON:
or

‘Prof’ Ikechukwu Nwachukwu Dikko, an American of Nigerian parentage and a teenager, has been clinching awards both in his elite high school, Notre Dame High School in Connecticut and the White House.

The latest laurels won by the youngster, who was one of the best soccer and basketballers in high school, are The Presidential Award For Elite Scholarship In America and the Connecticut Seal of Biliteracy.

The presidential award is given to youngsters who distinguish themselves in scholarly endeavours while the Seal is awarded to students of Notre Dame proficient in at least eight foreign languages.

Ikechukwu whose father once sought to become the governor of Connecticut on the platform React  Party,  speaks 10  languages, including Igbo, English,  French, Italian, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Russian, Dutch and German.

The glitz and buzz that hitherto were the icing on the achievements were lost this year to the Coronavirus pandemic. But the White House and Notre Dame were not ready to let the virus have an upper hand. They sent delegations on different dates to deliver the awards in the homes of the awardees.

White House, in a letter personally signed by President Donald Trump, and sent to the awardees, described Ikechukwu as a high academic flyer destined to achieve greatness in life.

Notre Dame, from where Ikechukwu would be proceeding to the college this fall, said it was it was not surprised by the ability of Ikechukwu and other awardees in attaining the feat.

In a brief chat with  The Nation, Ikechukwu, whose ambition is to become the director of the Central Intelligence Agency(CIA),  said the awards have motivated him to “keep striving for greater success’’ in his academic pursuits.

Source: thenationng

COUPON ALERT: Enter promo code, "fsguest" at checkout to get 30% discount off premium courses on FS Academy. START NOW!


DISCLAIMER: Do not pay or release sensitive financial details to any organizer/recruiter unless futher verified from your end.
Easter Hunt Sale
Easter Sale

About the Author: Micheal Ace

Simply Ace, Founding Editor & CEO of ACEworld Publishers. I'm obsessed with growth. Join me on Twitter .