Best of the Bronx: High school student Jocely Lopez accepted to Columbia University

Lopez will study environmental science at Columbia.

Lopez will study environmental science at Columbia. (June 24, 2014 4:53 PM)

Hard work has paid off for one Bronx teen, who will be heading off to an Ivy League school in August.

Jocely Lopez, a student at the Bronx School for Law, Government and Justice, will attend Columbia University. She applied to 22 institutions, including Brown and Cornell, and was not rejected from a single one.

Third in her high school class, Lopez says she was in disbelief when she...

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