Little Nigerian Girl Breaks US Varsity Admission Record

Wednesday, 13 July 2022 61
Alena Analeigh

Paul Akano

It is no longer a news that many Nigerians have distinguished themselves in many overseas universities, with some of them emerging as valedictorians of their schools.

Breaking academic records around the globe by Nigerians is not new again but what makes this special is the age at which Alena broke the US varsity record.

An exceptional girl named Alena Analeigh has set a new record as the youngest African-American girl to be admitted into a medical school in the United States after gaining admission into the University of Alabama Birmingham Heersink School of Medicine at the age of 13.

Alena Analeigh had previously gained admission to the Arizona State University, Arizona, United States to study Engineering at the young age of 12 years old. After one year of studying Engineering, she decided to switch her career path to becoming a Medical Doctor.

She took a full course load at Arizona State University and Oakwood University and after just one year, she has already finished two and a half years of college studying Engineering.

“I really want to leave my mark on the world. And lead a group of girls that know what they can do,” Alena said.

Last year, she wanted to become an Engineer and saw herself working at NASA – The National Aeronautics and Space Administration. However, another passion took over shortly after she gained an interest in biology.

“It actually took one class in engineering, for me to say this is kind of not where I wanted to go,” she said.“I think viral immunology really came from my passion for volunteering and going out there engaging with the world.”

Alena is not new to switching her interest in study as she is brilliant enough to take on any challenge. Originally she wanted to become an astronomer but then she decided to switch over to engineering because of her love of building things.

But now, she has gained admission into the University of Alabama at Birmingham Heersink School of Medicine at the age of 13 and is set to become a Medical Doctor at the age of 18 years old.

Studying in countries like the United States opens you many opportunities and allows you to explore your passion to the fullest. At Scholarship Region, we keep track of Scholarship opportunities around the world to inform and remind you whenever it is available.

In June 2012, a 22 year-old Emmanuel Ohuabunwa who hails from Abia State emerged as the best graduating student in the John Hopkins University, USA with a grade point of 3.98 out of 4.0 in Neurosciences.

Also, in August 2016, a 25-year-old Nigerian, Fathia Ayodele Kareem breaks record at Ghana varsity.

She set a record at the School of Medical Sciences of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, breaking its academic history.

For her feat, she received 12 out of 15 awards presented during the oath-swearing and induction ceremony for fresh doctors of the institution last Saturday.

Kareem, 25, is an alumnus of the Wesley Girls High School.



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