Every Teen Should Be This Excited About Getting into College

Ellen's Good News

Noah VanVooren from Little Chute, WI was born with Down Syndrome, but that hasn't stopped him from accomplishing some amazing things. The 18-year-old senior went from water boy to football player when he suited up and scored a touchdown in the last play of a game last October. Now this hardworking teen is headed to college.

VanVooren had been waiting for a reply to his application to Edgewood College in Madison, WI. When it finally arrived, he got some of the best news ever -- he's going to college!

"I got accepted!" exclaimed the teen, celebrating his good news with a victory cheer while his proud family looked on.

VanVooren will be headed to Edgewood as part of its Cutting Edge program. The program is designed for students with developmental disabilities who would normally have difficulty meeting standard admissions criteria, and gives them the opportunity to have a four-year college experience.

With his infectious personality and positive attitude, Noah is clearly destined to be the big man on campus. Our congrats to this young man who could not be more excited for the next four years of higher education.

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