Douglas County teen racks up 39 college acceptances, $1.6 million in scholarships
DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. — She's on a roll!
A Georgia high school senior has been accepted into 39 colleges - and is still waiting to hear back from more. So far, Jordan Nixon has racked up $1.6 million dollars in scholarship money.
11Alive's Ashley Johnson spoke to the teen, who said she's applied to more than 50 colleges. While Nixon said she's received one rejection and a few deferrals, the majority of the schools have said yes.
When asked why the Douglas County teen chose to tackle such an undertaking, the answer is simple: "I wanted to challenge myself."
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