A homeless Tennesee teen becomes his high school’s valedictorian and receives over $3 million in college scholarships.
The New York Post reports Tupac Mosley recently lost his father, slept in a tent when he did not have a permanent home but overcame his obstacles and managed to keep his 4.3 GPA. Mosley also scored a 31 out of 36 on the ACT and said he wanted to be the best at Raleigh Egypt High School. The ambitious teen told CNN that he wanted to receive a million dollars in scholarships but did not know he was going to exceed his expectations.
“I wanted to beat a million. I actually did not know that I received $3 million until graduation.”
Mosley will be attending Tenessee State University in the fall and plans to study electrical engineering.
His principal. Shari Meeks, says Mosley always had a smile on his face and never left his personal life get in the way of his studies. The teen also thanked his family and friends for their support and sees his college career as a new start:
“As I’ve been worrying about finances and money for most of my life, to know that I can be doing something that I’m enjoying for my next four years and really … starting my career off is … refreshing and motivating,” he said on the program. “I can do this with confidence not having to worry about anything else.”
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