Chase Patterson will get $1 million in scholarship cash

DECATUR, Ga.- A. Decatur, Georgia Teen has received $ 1 million in scholarships from more than a dozen colleges

Chase Patterson, 17, said the main thing was to keep school first.

At the Greenforest McCalep Christian Academy, He juggles extracurricular activities – like basketball and track and field – and still managed to get the best AP chemistry score in his school’s history.

Patterson had many schools to choose from, but chose Xavier University in Louisiana because he said it was in line with his career goals.

“First off, Xavier University in Louisiana, they are number 1 in black doctors graduation and I want to be a doctor. I want to be an orthopedist specializing in the foot and ankle. I think it was the best decision I made to go there to go to where they graduate most of the doctors who look like me. “

He is expected to finish with a 3.9 GPA in May.