Sarah Allen dreamed of attending the University of Southern California someday. She was accepted and very surprised by who announced her acceptance.
Sarah got an email from USC and in it was a video featuring Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre. The two personally announced her acceptance into the school.
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -
Most of us get dozens of emails every day and figure anything from a celebrity must be a scam.
But one student at Notre Dame de Sion school in Kansas City, MO, just got a message from two of the biggest names in the music industry and it was no hoax.
Sarah Allen dreamed of attending the University of Southern California someday.
"Eventually I want to own my own company, my own website and design," she said.
She applied to USC's (Jimmy) Iovine and (Andre) Young Academy of Arts, Technology and Business Innovation. A new program in which hip-hop entrepreneur Dr. Dre, Andre Young and music mogul Jimmy Iovine donated $70 million.
When the university sent her an email, she had no idea what to expect.
"It said, ‘please click on the following link for a brief video,'" Allen said.
She definitely didn't know she would find a personalized video just for her featuring some big names.
"Hey Sarah, we've got some great news for you," Dr. Dre says in the video.
"Congratulations Sarah, you have been accepted to USC's Iovine and Young Academy," Iovine follows up.
Dr. Dre is a rapper and producer with six Grammys under his belt. Iovine worked with several legends including John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen and as a mentor on American Idol.
"I could not believe it. I was in utter shock. I had to watch it seven or eight times," Allen said.
The Notre Dame De Sion senior said she spent a lot of time on her video essay. And her counselor Erin Stein said, last year, USC accepted only about 20 percent of their applicants.
"Our students, every year we have a 100 percent acceptance into colleges," Stein said.
Being accepted into college is a thrill itself, but this is even better she says.
"I couldn't believe it was Dr. Dre saying my name," she said.
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