Texas teen accepted to 20 top universities, offered full rides to all of them

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Micheal Brown's problem is a pretty good one to have: The Houston high school senior has been accepted to 20 of the best universities in the country, plus offered full-ride scholarships to each one of them, and he must now decide where to spend the next four years.

"It's something I'm proud of because I see my hard work paying off, determination paying off, sacrifices paying off," Brown, 17, told CNN. His top choices as of now are Harvard, Princeton, Northwestern, Yale, University of Pennsylvania, Stanford, Georgetown, and Vanderbilt, and Brown said he's going to go on tours of several schools before making his final choice on May 1.

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Catherine Garcia, The Week US

Catherine Garcia is night editor for TheWeek.com. Her writing and reporting has appeared in Entertainment Weekly and EW.com, The New York Times, The Book of Jezebel, and other publications. A Southern California native, Catherine is a graduate of the University of Redlands and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.