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

Ikechukwu Nwachukwu Dikko


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


In keeping with TheNation, the newest laurels received by the teen, who was the most effective soccer and basketballers in highschool, are The Presidential Award For Elite Scholarship In America and the Connecticut Seal of Biliteracy.

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The presidential award is given to kids 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 grow to be 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 had been the icing on the achievements had been misplaced this 12 months 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 totally different dates to ship the awards within the properties of the awardees.

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


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

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In a short chat with The Nation, Ikechukwu, whose ambition is to grow to be the director of the Central Intelligence Company(CIA), stated the awards have motivated him to “maintain striving for better success’’ in his educational pursuits.


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