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Unstoppable Goya: High School Senior First Admitted to OU Class of '20

Unstoppable Goya: High School Senior First Accepted to OU Class of '20

Getting admitted to your dream university is an exciting experience. It was especially so for Goya Arredondo, the first admitted to OU Class of 2020.

U.S. Grant High School’s Gregoria “Goya” Arredondo recently was surprised in front of her entire senior class as the first person admitted to the University of Oklahoma Class of 2020.

Goya will be the first person in her family to attend a four-year university and is expected to graduate as U.S. Grant High School’s valedictorian. This emotional video tells an incredible story and celebrates Goya’s amazing academic achievement. 

Goya is expected to enroll at OU in August of 2016 and is still deciding between a degree in mathematics or biology. The dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Kelly Damphousse, participated in the letter delivery and is excited to welcome her into the college. Also present at the event was the dean of students, Clarke Stroud, as well as numerous representatives from OU’s office of Admissions and Recruitment.

Thanks to scholarships and an estimated federal grant package, we’ve ensured that Goya will be able to afford college. 

Congratulations, Goya, and welcome to the Sooner Family. 

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The #UnstoppableGoya video was produced by Scissortail Media and the University of Oklahoma.