High School Senior Receives Incredible $2 Million Dollars In Scholarships From 17 Universities
NBC 5 video

Finally, some good news.

Kiscada Hastings, a high school senior from Fort Worth, Texas, has recently been awarded a whopping $2 million in scholarships.


The teen, a soon-to-be graduate at International Leadership of Texas Keller-Saginaw, received acceptance letters for colleges all across the US, ranging from Ivy League heavy hitters Yale and Stanford, to state schools closer to his hometown.

The total acceptances Hastings received came from seventeen different institutions.

The Texas high school's cumulative scholarship winnings amongst all graduating seniors totaled approximately $8 million, with Hastings' fortune accounting for a fourth of the prizes. His parents, of course, have been incredibly supportive of Hastings, and are very proud of what their son has earned.

"The letters kept coming for a month, one after the other," says his mother, Maricar Estrella.

GIPHY

His father even created a "college bracket", so Hastings' family, friends, and classmates could witness his decision making process in real time. Hastings ended up picking Yale, where he will be a part of the 2023 graduating class.

In a video for NBC, Hastings is shown happily entering his principal's office to announce his choice, proudly wearing a Yale t-shirt.

"You are kidding me," the IL Texas principal says with a smile.

"Congratulations!"




Hastings is due to graduate high school on Saturday, May 25th. Following that, it's off to Connecticut for what is sure to be an amazing four years at Yale.

It's truly inspiring seeing the youth of today turning up and accomplishing wonderful feats, like Hastings did. It gives us hope that with the next generation, our future will be a stronger one.

GIPHY

Congratulations, Kiscada!

People Explain Which Popular Tourist Destinations Aren't Worth Visiting
Photo by David Rodrigo on Unsplash

Everyone has their travel bucket list.

The list of places they absolutely must visit before they die.

There are those, however, who also have a rather different list of destinations.

The places that have no intention to visit.

Be it for safety concerns, language barriers, or simply that there's nothing at these places that calls to them, there are places some wouldn’t dream of spending the time and money to visit.

Redditor TrooperJohn was curious to hear which places were at the very bottom of the list of travel destinations for his fellow Redditors, leading them to ask:

"What is a popular tourist destination you have no interest in visiting?"
Keep reading... Show less
Americans Confess Whether They'd Vote For An Atheist Presidential Candidate
Element5 Digital on Unsplash

When it comes to electing a leader, the choice is an easy one if a potential candidate shares the same values as yours.

Keep reading... Show less
People Describe The Scariest Thing That's Happened To Them While Home Alone
Photo by Nate Neelson on Unsplash

Being home alone isn't always the most tranquil thing.

No one is there to help or protect you.

And things that go "bump" in the night... sometimes they do more than bump.

Redditor ag9910 wanted to hear about the times home felt like an unsafe place to be. They asked:

"What is the scariest, strangest, most unexplainable thing that has happened to you while home alone?"
Keep reading... Show less
People Break Down The Most Disturbing Facts About The Human Body
Photo by Joel Ambass on Unsplash

The human body is still such a mystery.

How much do we really know?

Not a lot apparently. We're learning more all the time.

And most of it is gross.

Redditor BathNo7713 wanted to discuss the ick factor of anatomy. So they asked:

"What is the most disturbing fact about the human body?"
Keep reading... Show less