First came the prayer, then came the answer.
A video of a Louisiana high school student finding out she was accepted into Wellesley College in Massachusetts is making its rounds online.
In the video, Jada Wiltz, a student at TM Landry College Preparatory in Breaux Bridge, is sitting in front of a laptop surrounded by her family as her father leads a prayer. The room goes quiet while Wiltz checks her admissions status, and then erupts into cheers when they learn she has been accepted into the women's liberal arts college.
"Wellesley is ranked #3 in liberal arts colleges! One of the top ranked girls colleges! GO BLUE," Wiltz wrote in a tweet accompanying the video.
Wellesley College, which counts Hillary Clinton, Madeleine Albright and Diane Sawyer among its notable alumnae, responded to her tweet.
“Congratulations and welcome,” the college tweeted.
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Wiltz told the Boston Globe that she plans to study math with a concentration in biology in order to become an anesthesiologist.
"You realize that people matter, and some things you just can’t do by yourself, and you need people," she said of her experience. "And for me, my family, my TM Landry family, have been those supportive people."
The video, shared on March 21, has been viewed more than 900,000 times and has been retweeted nearly 10,000 times.