Rashema Melson has earned a full ride to Georgetown University on the sheer dint of her effort. Earning a perfect 4.0 GPA even while living in a homeless shelter, Rashima says, “Life is not fair, but despite this you must keep striving for success.” Because it was impossible to study where she lived, Rashema would go to school at 7 am and spend 14-18 hours there. Her effort shows us that it is possible to beat the odds if we put our mind to it.
In her valedictorian address she advises, “Beat the odds, let the sun shine!”. Great advice that we can all pay heed to.
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