Fullerton student, son of Mexican immigrants, accepted to all 8 Ivy League schools

FULLERTON, Calif. (KABC) -- A Fullerton Union High School senior has been accepted to all eight Ivy League schools.

Along with the Ivy League schools, Fernando Rojas also got into Stanford, UC Irvine and Cal State Fullerton.

"I'm just trying to let it all soak in, trying to experience it all, just one day at a time," Rojas said.

The principal of Fullerton Union High School notified ABC7 about Rojas' success using #ABC7Eyewitness.

"It couldn't have happened to a nicer person and a harder working student. I am so proud of him, because he's an inspiration to other students," said Sal Tinajero, Rojas' speech and debate coach.

The graduating senior and co-valedictorian is the son of immigrants from Mexico. He's also a national champion in speech and debate.

"It's a blessing, honestly, and like I've been given a lot of support from my family from my teachers and stuff," Rojas said. "They're reassuring me, 'Wherever you're going to end up, you're going to end up in good hands.'"

His mother Maria Rojas said she's nervous about her youngest of her four children moving to the East Coast, but she's proud of him because he's worked so hard.

Rojas says he hasn't made a decision yet, but has narrowed down his list of colleges to Harvard and Yale. He plans to study international law in college.

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