ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Dr. Phillips High School valedictorian Marcos Rosario Barrios, a star student who has been making an impact since his sophomore year there, was wooed by 11 colleges and finally made his choice: he’s heading to the Ivy Leagues. The University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League institution, was one of the colleges who accepted him, and he has chosen UPenn as his new academic home.
Being the artist he is, he didn’t just announce his decision with a simple social media post. He created an announcement video, which his mother, model and actress Jennifer Rosario de Casiano, shared on Facebook.
Florida National News editor Mellissa Thomas sat down with Barrios for an exclusive interview earlier in April in which Barrios laid out his accomplishments, his excitement for being named valedictorian and his college goals.
Barrios has been juggling responsibilities as drum major for the DPHS Marching Band, serving in the community with his musical gifts, excelling academically