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High School Overcomes Homelessness, To Become Valedictorian


Talk about winning against all Odd’s…

Trameka Pope of Wendell Phillips Academy High School in Chicago continues to defy everyone’s expectations – just not her own.

The teenager has overcome homelessness and giving birth just days before her freshman year to become her school’s valedictorian.

Pope proved she could do it all, joining the National Honor Society while also cheerleading for the school and taking courses at Kennedy-King College, all while working at a local supermarket to support herself.

“I didn’t give up,” Pope said. “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.

Source: The Grio

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