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Cyan Deveaux, who is a senior at Ramapo High School in Spring Valley, NY, a town roughly 30 miles outside of New York City, was accepted to 12 colleges, including some Ivy League institutions. Currently the salutatorian of her class, Deveaux has received acceptance letters from schools such as Harvard University, Yale University, Cornell University and Duke University.

Speaking with News12, she gives credit to her parents for fostering her passion for education.

My parents always emphasized education, instilled that at a very young age, so I thoroughly enjoy learning.

Deveaux’s accomplishments are a bright spot for a school district that has been struggling with a lack of funding for years. Watch the clip below.

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