Son of Immigrant Gets His Wish Granted of Attending an Ivy League School

Winston, of Democracy Prep Harlem School, finds out he was accepted to Cornell University.
1:33 | 12/11/16

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Finally tonight, an ivy league fairy tale. Here's John donvan. Reporter: The way everybody's looking at the young man in the middle, typing into that keyboard, they're all in on this moment. Rooting for him. His name is Winston, and he was born in the Dominican Republic to a mom who had a dream of better things for her son. As an immigrant, sometimes we cannot have so much of a heritage to leave to our kids. But education is the main thing we can definitely get for them. Reporter: Which is why she moved to the U.S. Several years ago, got established, and then brought the 9-year-old Winston to live here, too. As a ninth-grader, Winston enrolled at the democracy prep Harlem high school, part of the school's first freshman class. Which made him, this year, part of the school's first senior class. The first class to apply for college. And yes, Winston had a goal. I decided that architecture would fit me the most. Reporter: And to get there, by going to the ivy league. Cornell, one hard school to get into. Which this week was sending out e-mails to early applicants. And that's what this is. Winston, going to his e-mail, to find out if he got in. And that's his mom he's hugging. As soon as I turned to her, she couldn't say anything. She was crying because she was waiting for that moment. Reporter: And the really nice thing? Look at everybody else. Hugging, as if they all got accepted. Congrats, Winston. To your mom. And to your school family, too. John donvan, ABC news. Congrats to Winston is right. "Gma" first thing tomorrow morning. David Muir will be right back here tomorrow night. I'm Tom llamas in New York. Have a great evening.

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