Yale says yes! Alief Taylor student athlete’s acceptance video goes viral

Stephanie Osazuwa opened the email surrounded by family and friends

Osazuwa accepted to Harvard, Yale
Osazuwa accepted to Harvard, Yale

HOUSTON – When she saw the Yale admissions office had emailed her, Stephanie Osazuwa was a bundle of nerves.

“The computer was taking forever to load,” laughed Osazuwa. “So I was like, ok this isn’t really a good sign.”

But she didn’t need to worry. As her friends and family surrounded her, she opened the email.

Osazuwa had been accepted to Yale. The video of her opening the email has gone viral, as her friends and family cheered and congratulated her. She’s valedictorian and a two-sport athlete.

How does she balance it all?

“I think it was a lot of mentally knowing I need to study when I need to study. And I used to carry my textbooks to the (basketball) games and stuff because I played on varsity. So when I’m waiting during the freshman and J.V. games, I would be doing my homework,” she explained.

That work ethic also helped her earn a KPRC 2 scholarship.

KPRC 2 Senior Scholarship: Stephanie Osazuwa
KPRC 2 Senior Scholarship: Stephanie Osazuwa