At the point when a monstrous school confirmation embarrassment is making many lose confidence in the possibility that difficult work stretches you beyond, a Georgia high schooler who was acknowledged into in excess of 50 schools and granted more than $1 million in grant subsidizing is spreading except for certain individuals.
Jakiela Baker, aged 17 stated, “It really boosted my confidence and my self-esteem because I honestly didn’t think that I could achieve such a big goal,”
“Good Morning America.” she further added! Pastry specialist, the valedictorian of her 2019 class at Lucy C. Laney High School in Augusta, Georgia, said she at present has a 4.1 GPA.
Along with her academic transcript, Baker chose to participate in a cornucopia of extracurricular activities, while mentioning that she does “volleyball, basketball, golf, tennis, soccer, also in the marching band, math team, student council, National Honor Society and Academic Decathlon.”
It wasn’t generally Thompson’s true desire to apply to these numerous establishments. She said she only jumped at the potential open doors when they came to fruition. From the beginning, she simply needed to ensure she had choices in case “plan A” didn’t work out.
The principal acknowledgment letter rolled in from Fort Valley State University in Central Georgia. Presently, they’re moving in by the handfuls. Thompson said her family is keeping every one of the proposition letters in an organiser inside their home. It’s been invigorating so that the family might be able to see that document get heftier as the weeks go by.
She’s additionally gotten acknowledgment letters from the University of Georgia and Purdue University among others. In spite of the fact that she’s actually looking out for a choice letter from Cornell University, Thompson has authoritatively chosen to concentrate on creature science at Tuskegee University, a generally Black school and college in Alabama.
She needs to turn into a little, enormous, and extraordinary veterinarian. Be that as it may, passing up a couple of secondary school gatherings to review and play sports wound up acquiring the high schooler an aggregate of roughly $1.3 million in grant subsidies.
She additionally credits the help of her mom, resigned Army veteran Denise Richards, for keeping her on target, referring to her as “my top inspiration.”
The pastry specialist said she applied to around 65 schools and had the option to a limited extent since she connected and was qualified for application expense exemptions or waivers. Her guidance for high schoolers applying to school is to never surrender.
“I’m looking forward to a fresh start, new environment, new state, new people, me learning how to be on my own, fend for myself. Really working on my independence,” the teen achiever continued. “I’m really excited for Tuskegee to start embracing me.”
For all the students actually standing by to hear the final choice from their college of choice, Thomson suggests they ought to “trust the process.” Everything will work out as it needs to be as long as you put in the hard work, stay on top of it, and don’t give up, “