Yesha Callahan

Yes She Can: Minnesota Student Accepted into All 8 Ivy Schools


Minnesota’s Mounds Park Academy senior Munira Khalif has a tough decision ahead. Khalif has been accepted into all eight Ivy League schools, as well as Stanford, Georgetown and the University of Minnesota.

“I was very surprised. The best part for me was being able to call family members on the phone and to hear their excitement,” said Khalilf. “This was truly a blessing from God. To me this news is reflective of the support and encouragement of my family, my school and my community.”

Khalif’s school administrators are not surprised about her academic success.

“Munira has thrived in MPA’s rigorous educational environment, where we challenge students to be intellectually curious and confident communicators,” said Randy Comfort, MPA’s upper school director. “She already is making a difference in communities across the globe, and I know she is ready to embrace the challenges that arise in our constantly changing world.”

Khalif says she plans on majoring in Political Science, but she still hasn’t decided on which school she will attend. She has until May 1 to make a decision.

  1. April 9, 2015 - Reply

    Great for her! She is holding it down for the Somali community in Minnesota.

  2. April 9, 2015 - Reply

    I love to hear about young black teens doing big things! Congratulations Munira Khalif!!

    • April 11, 2015 - Reply


      Preach Sister.

  3. April 9, 2015 - Reply

    Congratulations to Sister Munira Khalif. We want all of the youth to keep on fulfilling their aspirations.

  4. April 9, 2015 - Reply

    I love it! I’m always so proud when I see success stories like this.

  5. April 9, 2015 - Reply

    Whoop whoop! This is fantastic.

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  7. April 9, 2015 - Reply

    Great news! Its refreshing to read a positive, inspirational story amidst all the negativity in the world. Congrats to the young sister Munira.

  8. April 10, 2015 - Reply

    MN natives LOVE MN. How much you wanna bet she chooses Univ of Minnesota?

  9. April 10, 2015 - Reply

    Get it girl! I love these posts!

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