Ayrton Little, 16, heads to Harvard with big dreams.
“Ever since I was little, it was Harvard," said 16-year-old Ayrton Little. "I didn’t know how I was going to go but I knew I was going to go."
That childhood dream is now a reality for the Opelousas, Louisiana native, who found out he got into Harvard University on Monday, less than a week after his brother Alex Little, 18, got accepted to Stanford University.
“Our mom did a good job of not making it a center point of our lives,” said Alex. Both brothers credit their mother for their success and for always making them a priority.
“She tells us this all the time: No matter how tough things were, whatever bills weren’t getting paid, whatever lights might be cut off, I knew that they were always working and I knew that I’d come home to good grades and good report cards and kids who were striving in school," Alex said.
Ayrton and Alex understood that education is the key to propel them forward. #ayrtonlittle#alexlittle#louisiana#education#harvard#stanford#youcanbeanything#youcandoit#youcandoanythingyouputyourmindto#embraceourchildren#beamentor#blackachievement#motivation#congrats#ig#insta#igers
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Remember that video of a 16-year-old finding out that he got accepted into Harvard that we posted yesterday? Turns out, his older brother got accepted into Stanford just a few days before!
It has been an exciting last few days for the Little family, as brothers Alex and Ayrton Little of Opelousas, Louisiana got accepted into their dream schools of Stanford and Harvard University within four days of each other.
Alex, who plans to major in physics and computer science, found out he got into Stanford last Friday. He was among his classmates at T.M. Landry College Preparatory in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana when he opened the email from Stanford saying congratulations. As the only school that he applied to for Restrictive Early Action, Alex also earned a full-ride. "The feeling was completely and utterly euphoric, but the day my brother got accepted was actually the happiest day of my life," Alex told Because of Them We Can.
Alex and his little brother Ayrton are in the same graduating high school class as Ayrton skipped a grade prior to entering high school. Therefore, at just 16 years old, Ayrton got accepted into Harvard University. Like his brother, he found out he got into his dream school among his T.M. Landry College Prep classmates, who were just as excited about his great feat. This marks the third year in a row that a T.M. Landry College Prep student has been accepted into Harvard. Congratulations @thealexlittle and @the.little.man!
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16-year-old’s reaction to his acceptance into Harvard is priceless! 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾 Ayrton Little (16) and his older brother Alex were accepted into Ivy League schools; Harvard and Stanford respectively. The support is amazing! #BlackExcellence#Harvard#Stanford (🎥 @the.little.man)
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