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Andre Fa’aoso heading to Yale

Like many typical teenagers, Andre Fa’aoso enjoys hanging out with his friends, has a busy study schedule and even holds down a part-time job at the local mall.

But he is far from being the typical teen; with a work ethic that has even teachers in awe and which has ultimately led to an offer to attend one of the world’s top schools: Yale University.

The 18-year-old from Te Atatū, West Auckland, is still getting over the shock after receiving the life-changing news he has been offered a spot at US Ivy League university Yale – and on a fully paid scholarship.

He shared a heartwarming video on TikTok as he and mum Melodie Hallam opened an online acceptance letter – with the family dog also jumping for joy.

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