Everyone has a story to tell, but for Omarion Ikaika Calloway, becoming a storyteller might just be the ultimate dream career and he’s one step closer! According to USA Today, the high school senior has been accepted into 21 colleges and universities and could soon be on his way to his dream school as the first in his family to ever pursue higher education. Calloway, who is committed to becoming a storyteller, credits his grandmother for encouraging him to apply to his dream school, New York University. At the age of 10, he became her caretaker and would even read her some of the stories he’d written upon tucking her in for bed at night. Now that she has since transitioned, he aims to keep the dreams she had for him alive through his work. “My grandmother…inspired me to apply to NYU,” he said in an interview with the outlet.
Mar 21, 2022
To not only be a first-generation college student, but to also be admitted to the school you envisioned growing up is truly what dreams are made of. Omarion Ikaika Calloway, a high school senior, is proof that your background doesn’t have to stop you from turning your ambitious goals into reality. From the age of 10, Calloway looked after the well-being of his grandmother and disabled autistic uncle, according to Black News. After grieving their passing, he used the inspiration that his grandma instilled in him as fuel to chase his dream of attending New York University. On Dec. 15, 2021, the teenager received his acceptance letter from the school. But, that’s not all. According to the outlet, Calloway’s academic excellence has led him to land acceptance into over 21 universities, as well as more than $1.3 million in scholarships. “I’m a happy and grateful mother, and I am immensely proud of him,” his mother Tiffany shared. “As his mother, I remain so proud of him that tears well up...
Feb 10, 2022