Two Harrison County Seniors Headed to Ivy League Universities

Harrison County High School senior Keon Barney

Two Harrison County High School seniors have been accepted into Ivy League universities and plan to enter as freshmen in fall 2019.

Keon Barney found out in mid-December that he has been accepted into the University of Pennsylvania on a full scholarship.  Keon was also accepted into the very selective Huntsman Program at Penn, which accepts only 40-45 students every year.  Keon plans to pursue a dual degree in international business and economics.

Keon achieved a 33 on his ACT.  Despite his academic achievements, Keon did not think he could get into an Ivy League school until his English teacher encouraged him to consider it.  Keon credits his teacher, Cody Eadie, his school counselors, and the rigorous Advanced Placement courses at Harrison Central High for preparing him for the application process and the interview.  He is very excited about the next stage of his school career.

Angelique Peregrina is a senior at Harrison Central High School.  She found out in mid-December that she has been accepted into Cornell University in New York.  Angelique was also invited to participate in a summer program at Cornell.  Angelique plans to double major in business management and economics.

Angelique is currently ranked at the top of her senior class.  She thanks her English teacher, Mr. Cody Eadie, for pushing her to apply to elite universities.  She also credits her school counselors and the rigorous courses at Harrison Central High for preparing her for the next step.  Angelique expected to receive rejection letters or be put on a waiting list, so imagine her surprise when she opened her email from Cornell!  Now, she wants to encourage other students to go after their college dreams, even if they think it would be impossible.