OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) - An Owensboro High School student is heading to the Ivy League.
OHS senior Kaysia Harrington has been accepted into Harvard University.
She had a perfect 4.0 GPA and scored 5 on every AP exam she’s taken, which is the highest score possible.
She was elected OHS’s student body president and spends her free time volunteering at the Western Academy.
Kaysia says she believes it’s a reflection of what happens when schools invest in communities that don’t normally get invested in.
“I’m one of the few minority students in my classes. I’m one of the few low-income students in my classes, and I think that it shows that if you do give attention to those communities, it does pay off,” said Kaysia. “We do have a lot of potential, and I hope that this is a reminder that we should invest in those types of programs that help students like me.”
Kaysia plans on studying history and literature and hopes to start an organization that fights educational inequity after she graduates.
She’s the first student from Owensboro High School to be accepted into Harvard since 1998.