Teen accepted to 18 prestigious universities

June 17, 2008 12:31:43 PM PDT
New Yorker Lukasz Zbylut started his American education in the seventh grade after emigrating from Poland. Now he's headed for Harvard after turning down 17 other prestigious schools, including six other Ivies.Zbylut is graduating from New Utrecht High School in Brooklyn with a 104.7 average.

While applying himself academically, the 18-year-old also found time to be co-captain of his school's U.N. team, captain and founder of the debate team, president of the mock-trial team and editor of the school newspaper. He also played soccer and volunteered in his neighborhood.

At Harvard, Zbylut plans to take up politics, philosophy and law.