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Twin brothers from Hackney secure Oxbridge places

Twin brothers Emmanuel and Ebenezer Boakye from Hackney will be heading to Oxford and Cambridge University! Combining their results, the two earned a total of six A*s and one A at Mossbourne Community Academy in Hackney. Whilst Emmanuel will study English literature at Oxford University, Ebenezer will study Spanish and Russian at Cambridge. Congratulations to the twins!

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Hansel Emmanuel: Basketball Player receives scholarship offer from Tennessee State University

Amazing news for Hansel Emmanuel! The basketball player has received a scholarship offer from Tennessee State University. Despite having one arm, the Dominican high school athlete has worked persistently at his craft, inspiring people from all over the world. Hansel’s arm was amputated after a wall in the Dominican Republic collapsed on him when he was 6-years-old. Taking to Instagram

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Yulimar Rojas: From growing up in poverty to becoming Venezuela’s first female Olympic champion

This year, Yulimar Rojas became Venezuela’s first female Olympic champion during the Tokyo Olympics. Only 25 years old, Yulimar is certainly an inspiration. She grew up with six siblings and her house moved whenever it rained. Speaking about her beginnings, the campion said:”I come from humble beginnings.” “I belong to a large family, six siblings, my father, my mother… living

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Kenny Ikeji: From East London to Harvard

Congratulations to Kenny Ikeji! The Brampton Manor student is heading off to Harvard university! Achieving 3 A*s, Kenny is attending Harvard on a full scholarship as a recruited athlete for the Harvard Track & Field Varsity team. He will be studying computer science. The 18-year-old, who’s from Dagenham, Essex, also achieved 11A* during his GCSEs. After collecting his results, he

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Target to cover college tuition and textbook expenses for its employees

Target has announced it will cover the tuition and textbook expenses for its US-based part-time and full-time employees. In a news release, the US retailer said: “Target’s partnering with education and upskilling platform Guild Education to provide easy access to more than 250 business-aligned programs from over 40 schools, colleges and universities. Target will also fund advanced degrees within the network of

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All-Girls High School In Brooklyn Sends First Graduating Class To College

The first graduating class from an all-girl high school in Brooklyn is now college-bound! Located in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, The Brooklyn Emerging Leaders Academy (BELA) celebrated their graduating class with a 100 percent college acceptance rate. The staff hosted a “college showers” for the high school seniors and gave out swag bags that included college gear, dorm supplies, duffel bags and

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Emirati Influencer Salama Mohamed launches ‘Peacefull’ Korean-Made Skincare Brand at Sephora

Emirati influencer Salama Mohamed has launched her skincare line ‘Peacefull‘ at Sephora – a French multinational retailer. The South Korean-made skincare range launched in June, 2021 consisting of a cleanser, toner and moisturizer. Salama’s pure passion for skincare emerged due to a skin condition she was diagnosed with at the age of 5, known as vitiligo. In an interview with

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Stormzy and HSBC UK will fund 30 more Black students studying at Cambridge University

Stormzy has partnered with HSBC to send 30 more Black students to Cambridge University. Under a new partnership between Stormzy’s charity, #Merky Foundation and banking group HSBC UK, each student will receive a £20,000 annual scholarship. Over the next three years, the tuition fees and maintenance costs for 10 new students will be covered each year. So far, six Black

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