Louisiana school goes viral after several Ivy League acceptance reactions

Louisiana teen's reaction to be accepted to Harvard goes viral

BREAUX BRIDGE, LA. - A city in central Louisiana has become an internet sensation after one high school posted videos of students being accepted into top-ranked colleges.

TM Landry College Preparatory, a private high school in Breaux Bridge, shared several videos of student reactions to receiving their acceptance letters.

Video of 16-year-old Ayrton Little surrounded by classmates before erupting in cheers was posted on Twitter last Tuesday and was viewed more than 3 million times in 24 hours.

Little told the Huffington Post that going to Harvard has always been his dream. He plans on studying math and computer science. When he graduates, Little says he wants to find a job on Wall Street with the intention of opening a non-profit to help children in Louisiana.

According to the Huffington Post report, Little is not the only one in his family to get a college acceptance notice this month.

But Little’s reaction was not the only video that received national attention.

Thursday, the school shared video of graduating senior Kayla Amos being accepted to Columbia University in New York. TM Landry says it is the third year in a row that one of its students has been accepted into Columbia University.

Amos’ reaction was watched more than 1 million times on Facebook and was shared onto nearly 25,000 Facebook timelines.

TM Landry also shared video of Ayrton Little’s brother, Alexander Little, being accepted into Stanford University. That video was shared more than 2,000 times and viewed by more than 109,000 users.

The school shared the other following videos:

Dewellyn Howard accepted to Wesleyan University. Shared 1,200+ times, 65,000+ views

Asja Jackson accepted to Wesleyan University. Shared 1,300+ times, 60,000+ views

Kaman Leday accepted to Dartmouth College. Shared 6,900+ times, 251,000+ views

16-year-old James Dennis accepted to Yale. Shared 13,700+ times, 514,000+ views

Aliko Leblanc accepted to Brown University. Shared 6,100+ times, 224,000+ views

Troy Greene accepted to Bowdoin College. Shared 800+ times, 43,000+ views

 

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