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TM Landry students land Ivy League acceptance letters

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Some students at TM Landry College Prep have only a few more months left in Louisiana before they head off to some of the nation's most prestigious colleges and universities. 

Thursday night, three students were accepted into the school of their dreams. Family and friends were among the crowd as students opened their acceptance letters.

The Landry's, who founded the school, could not contain their excitement as students opened their letters. 

 "Its yes I can and not no I might make it or I cant make it, they understand they can make it and will make it. No is not an option. Failure is not an option," Landry said. 

The acceptance letters were not only for the students, but their parents felt as if they were accepted too. 

 "She was phenomenal from a kid, this is just accenting what she's already been," Compton said.

  "I"ve seen him expressing himself a lot more than what he use to do in the past. And staying diligent and true to the process and its payed off," Dennis said.

 "Kayla had a dream. She wanted to go to an Ivy League school, she didn't want to go to school in Louisiana and she didn't want us to pay for it. so this is a dream she has been working on since middle school," Amos said. 

The students proudly wore their new schools on their sweatshirts, and were all full of emotion. 

"My emotions are indescribable, you know the amount of joy I've had within these last few hours. not just with myself, but with my other classmates who have gotten accepted into Ivy League institutions," Dennis said.

 "Everything I've done for about almost  years has been for Columbia, so to finally get in, it feels like (emotions)," Amos said.

 "This has always been my dream, this is what I have been working on since freshman year. putting in long nights at school, sometimes to 12 o'clock at night," Leblanc said. 

The Landry's said they are looking forward to one more acceptance on Friday and five more acceptances in the next thirty days. 

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