Teen Overcomes Homelessness, Becomes World’s Most Inspiring Valedictorian

For most of her high school years, Chelesa Fearce lived in homeless shelters, short-term apartments or even in a car with her mom and three siblings. But even though many nights she had to study using light from a cell phone, the 17-year-old will be graduating as her school’s valedictorian—she scored a 1900 on her SATs and is finishing school with a 4.466 GPA (which doesn’t even seem possible). The secret to overcoming challenges when things were tough? She told ABC News, “I would just pray. My mom, whenever we're in that situation, she always finds a way out of it. So I would just tell myself, tomorrow it will not be like this, so take your time, do what you have to do now so that you get the future that you want tomorrow" …


Esther Aspling


Esther Aspling commented…

She is amazing, and what a wonderful and supportive mother!
Just goes to show that there is no magic formula, but that a little love and nurturing can go a long way.


Terry Hadaway


Terry Hadaway commented…

Amazing story of someone who refuses to let her circumstances dictate her destiny. She is truly doing something amazing! http://wp.me/p36il6-8s

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