First Generation College Student Soars at CICS Longwood

Written by Chicago International Charter School
21 March 2023
Posted in Student Spotlight

Meet Ikechukwu Nwokej A.K.A. Ike!
Ike is one of our top scholars at CICS Longwood High School and is set to attend a 4-year university next year as a 1st generation college student! Ike aspires to be a forensic scientist and has attended Longwood since his Junior year. In preparation for the next step in his academic career, he has racked up quite a few awards and acceptances:
Ike has received $720,000, and counting, in scholarship money!
Ike is currently involved in the National Honor Society, Art Club, 2023 Senior Committee, Student Council Secretary, & Student Government Secretary
Ike has been accepted to Alma College, Clark-Atlanta, Dominican University, Elmhurst University, Illinois State University, Illinois Wesleyan University, Johnson and Wells, Morgan State University, Loyola-Chicago University, Northern Illinois University, Olive Harvey, Penn State, University of Alabama, University of Maryland - Eastern Shores, and the University of the Pacific.
It's safe to say that Ike has tapped into his superpowers and we can't wait to see him soar into his future!
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