North Carolina student earns more than $3M in scholarships, accepted to more than 100 colleges

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The Overhills High School student earned over $3 million in scholarships including a prestigious Army ROTC Scholarship.

HARNETT COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- A Harnett County high school senior was awarded millions of dollars in scholarships.

Overhills High School student JaKayla Duell received more than $3 million in scholarships for college including one from the prestigious Army ROTC Scholarship.

She is described as a stellar student, who is a powerhouse of ambition and dedication.

Despite being accepted to more than 100 universities, including Ivy League schools like Yale University, she is set to attend North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in the fall.

She plans to study biology on a pre-med track and minor in military science.

She hopes her journey can help inspire other students.

"Never give up, be determined to achieve any goals you have in the future, you can do anything," said Duell.

She said her goal is to become an obstetrician-gynecologist (OBGYN) in the United States Army.

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