In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 16th, July, 2020

Nigerian Teenager Wins US President’s Award, Will get Letter From Trump (Picture)

Nigerian Teenager Wins US President's Award, Gets Letter From Trump (Photo)

Ikechukwu Nwachukwu Dikko

Ikechukwu Nwachukwu Dikko


An excellent boy, Ikechukwu Nwachukwu Dikko, an American of Nigerian parentage, has continued to make his individuals proud after clinching awards each in his elite highschool, Notre Dame Excessive Faculty in Connecticut and the White Home.


In line with TheNation, the most recent laurels gained by the teen, who was among the finest soccer and basketballers in highschool, are The Presidential Award For Elite Scholarship In America and the Connecticut Seal of Biliteracy.


The presidential award is given to children who distinguish themselves in scholarly endeavours whereas the Seal is awarded to college students of Notre Dame proficient in at the least eight international languages.


Ikechukwu whose father as soon as sought to turn into the governor of Connecticut on the platform React Celebration, speaks 10 languages, together with Igbo, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Korean, Chinese language, Russian, Dutch and German.


The glitz and buzz that hitherto have been the icing on the achievements have been misplaced this yr to the Coronavirus pandemic. However the White Home and Notre Dame weren’t able to let the virus have an higher hand. They despatched delegations on completely different dates to ship the awards within the houses of the awardees.


White Home, in a letter personally signed by President Donald Trump, and despatched to the awardees, described Ikechukwu as a excessive tutorial flyer destined to attain greatness in life.


Notre Dame, from the place Ikechukwu can be continuing to the school this fall, stated it was it was not shocked by the flexibility of Ikechukwu and different awardees achieve the feat.

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In a quick chat with The Nation, Ikechukwu, whose ambition is to turn into the director of the Central Intelligence Company(CIA), stated the awards have motivated him to “maintain striving for larger success’’ in his tutorial pursuits.


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