Friday, 24 June 2016

Homeless Teenager Graduates 2 Years Early With Full College Scholarship While Working All Throughout High School

While a lot of ADULTS would be held back by a devastatingly, unfortunate circumstance like homelessness, one DC teenager let it serve as the fuel to push her into academic success — all while holding down a 25-hour per week job and participating in extracurricular activities. 

MailOnlineA homeless Washington teenager managed to graduate high school two years early despite working 25 hours a week winning herself a full scholarship to college.

Destyni Tyree was living in the DC Central homeless shelter in Washington DC along with 243 other families when the then 14-year-old’s enrolled into Roosevelt S.T.A.Y. High School.

She had been forced out of previous schools when her mother lost her job and had to hand over the keys of the family home because they were no longer able to afford the rent.
Within two years, Destyni was able to dramatically turn around her life by applying herself in school.
She was appointed captain of the school’s cheerleading squad, earned a 4.0 grade point average, and was voted prom queen.
She also secured a full scholarship to Potomac State College of West University University that begins in August.
The student managed this despite working for 25 hours a week in an ice cream store.
“Quite frankly, I’m just ready to go and live life. I know there’s a better life out there for me. It gets better. If you work hard enough, if you have that drive, if you have that motivation, it gets a lot better. I just time managed. I just wake up and do what I gotta do.”
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