Normandie Cormier, has always been an “ambitious kid", her mom says. It is reported that the 2019 high school grad has tutored almost 150 adults so they can get their GEDs, bachelor degrees, or on tests for admission in grad schools of different types.
Normandie graduated from Early College Academy and South Louisiana Community College with double honors. She has been accepted into 139 colleges, 5 med schools, as well as schools across the world in places such as Switzerland, Spain, South African and Italy, as detailed in a report re;eased this week. ON top of the acceptances, she received a total of $8.7 million in scholarship funds, with 17 full rides.
The surprising factor of this all, Cormier is choosing to attend and HBCU. She has selected to further her education at Xavier University in Louisiana because they are a top producer of black doctors across the nation.
In 2015, President Obama recognized her for her academic excellence and in 2018, Donald Trump did the same. This summer, to add to her presidential honors, Normandie will attend the GE-Reagan Foundation ceremony in California, where she will be given a $40,000 scholarship in the late president's honor.
She said, “It’s such a surreal feeling knowing there’s light before the end of the tunnel and it starts with being humble and counting every blessing."
Congrats to Normandie, and we are excited to announce another win for the HBCU community.