Homeless GA Teen Graduates Valedictorian

chelsea-fearce-300x200Chelesa Fearce.

Remember that name. She will make an incredible impact on society one day.

Chelesa a senior at Charles Drew High School in Clayton County, Georgia will graduate Valedictorian of her senior class.

A wonderful feat in itself, however Chelesa spent most of her high school years homeless, living in shelters and her mother’s car along with her 3 siblings.

Lil Ms. Fearce didn’t let that discourage her or use it as an excuse to slack in school. She scored a 1900 out of 2400 on her SATs and graduated with a 4.466 GPA.

“I just told myself to keep working, because the future will not be like this anymore,” Fearce said. “You’re worried about your home life and then worried at school. Worry about being a little hungry sometimes, go hungry sometimes. You just have to deal with is. You eat what you can, when you can.”

Chelesa will attend Spelman in the Fall, however since she took college courses in high school, she will begin Spelman as a college JUNIOR!

Brains and dedication must run in her family. Her sister will graduate Salutatorian at Carver High in Atlanta.

These young ladies are prime examples of striving for academic excellence. They give me continued validation to encourage my boys about the importance of an education.

Well done ladies!

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