Published: Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 7:39 AM
By: Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
NEW YORK — Community college probably won’t cut the mustard when two sisters get accepted into the Ivy Leagues.
Xaviera Rowan found out this week where she was going to school and it was met with cheers from her fellow classmates from Democracy Prep Harlem High School, WNBC reported.
Xaviera’s oldest sister, Chris, was accepted to Dartmouth College two years ago. Last year it was Ella and Yale.
This year, Xaviera found out she is going to be a freshman at Harvard University, WNBC reported.
The family’s story is a true American Dream tale.
They immigrated from Cameroon and didn’t speak much English when they arrived in the United States, except for phrases they picked up watching television.
“We started learning English, going to the library, reading books and using dictionaries,” Xaviera told WNBC.
“We essentially had to learn English within a period of six months before standardized exams,” Chris said.
The girls said their parents made education a priority at all times and credit the school Democracy Prep for their success, WNBC reported.