Central Lafourche senior Nicolas Battaglia has been accepted to the class of 2022 at Columbia University in New York.
He was accepted from more than 40,000 applicants. The acceptance rate for this class was just 5.5 percent.
Battaglia, the son of Mark and Lori Battaglia, is a native of Thibodaux and resident of Lockport.
He is planning to study classical history with a concentration on ancient Rome. His goal is to study law at Harvard Law school.
Battaglia is planning to finish with a 4.2 GPA and graduate in May as a valedictorian.
He has always attained at least a 4.0 GPA throughout his academic career and has a class rank of 1.
Attended Holy Savior Catholic School in Lockport from kindergarten through eighth grade.