18-year-old homeless mom beat colleagues to emerge best student, wins $600K scholarship to US university
An 18-year-old high school student identified as Trameka Pope, has overcome many obstacles in life and has finally emerged as the best graduating student of the Wendell Phillips Academy High School in Chicago, Illinois, United States.
According to Trameka she was once homeless and also had a child to cater for. She stated that she worked hard to beat her colleagues in high school and was later crowned as the school’s valedictorian.
in her words she said “I always said that I wanted to make change and I wanted to be in the history books, and I started with myself,”
Trameka also added
“I didn’t give up. I pushed myself hard. And my baby motivated me every day because I wanted to provide for her and I also didn’t want to be a statistic,” she added.
Trameka said Immediately after concluding her Bachelor’s Degree program, she decided to enroll for her Master’s Degree in Public Health and was awarded her Master’s Degree.
In Celebrating her big feat she stated
“No matter what background you come from, it doesn’t matter if you have a child as a teen, no matter what people say about you, you still can, you can make it, and you can become something,” Trameka Jackson said to inspire others.
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