Gilman School senior makes a big decision

Mekhi Johnson got accepted to all 8 Ivy Leagues
Posted at 11:23 PM, May 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-01 23:23:26-04

High school kids everywhere made one of the biggest decisions of their lives Tuesday; where they'll go to college. One Gilman School senior had all eight Ivy League schools plus a few others wanting him.

Mekhi Johnson is just weeks away from kissing high school good-bye.

"Two weeks until we leave for our senior encounter which is basically an internship experience that all the seniors do so that would be the last day of classes is May 21," Johnson told WMAR 2 News.

When WMAR 2 News first talked to Johnson, he said didn't have a clue which to choose.

"I started to whittle it down.  So I visited all of the other schools I was most interested in," Johnson said.

With Decision Day staring him in the face, it was time to do some serious soul-searching.

"Once I got down to it to the last probably, week and a half, it was down to two schools and I could not decide. Even yesterday, I did not know and I was going back and forth, weighing the pros and cons."

"I'm definitely ready to honestly get into the world and explore everything."

"I looked through horoscopes, I flipped coins, but ultimately, it really came down to that gut feeling."

Johnson chose Harvard University. He plans to study political science and graduates June 10.