By Emily Anne Epstein
Published: 21:11 BST, 6 May 2012 | Updated: 01:22 BST, 7 May 2012
This 17-year-old single mother beat the chances to find herself not as it were her high school’s valedictorian, yet too looking forward to a promising future as a champ of one of the most esteemed grants in the country.
New Haven, Connecticut youngster Shaylah McQueen toldÂ News8 that the insults what’s more, whispers of her colleagues at The Hillhouse High School pushed her to move toward becoming the youthful lady she’s continuously needed to be.
She is one of 1,000 understudies over the nation to win the Entryways Thousand years Scholarship, which will subsidize Miss McQueen’s training at Wilson College.Â
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Winner: New Safe house youngster mother Shaylah McQueen is one of 1,000 understudies over the nation to win the Entryways Thousand years Scholarship
Motherhood: Her spontaneous pregnancy amid her junior year was extremely stressful, be that as it may she kept her eye on the prize: building a future for herself what’s more, her one-year-old son
Miss McQueen had to overcome numerous impediments some time recently she could stand gladly on her own.
‘To this day my claim father repudiates me, be that as it may I still adore him dearly. It doesn’t matter,’ said Miss McQueen to News8.
She is one of eight siblings, running in age from two to 18.
Her spontaneous pregnancy amid her junior year was exceptionally stressful, yet she kept her eye on the prize: building a future for herself what’s more, her son.
Future Forward: She is too the valedictorian of the Hillhouse High School what’s more, trusts to be an English teacher
College bound: At Pennsylvania’s Wilson College, she’ll be capable to live with her child in a residence set aside for single guardians what’s more, their children
‘I’m going to lady up what’s more, be develop what’s more, capable for my youngster what’s more, myself,’ said Miss McQueen to News8.
Thanks to her will what’s more, determination, she was picked from among 24,000 candidates to win the Doors scholarship.
Miss McQueen’s training at Pennsylvania’s Wilson School will be completely subsidized by the grant.
She’ll be capable to live with her one-year-old child in a quarters set aside for single guardians what’s more, their children.
Hard Work: Amid her senior year, she worked as a tutor, in expansion to being a understudy what’s more, a mother
Believer: She said that in spite of her cohorts taunts, she never lost confidence in herself what’s more, her little boy
The brilliant understudy plans to move toward becoming an English teacher.
‘I cherish to enrich, what’s more, I cherish to enable the youth what’s more, everybody else around me,’ said Miss McQueen.
During her senior year, she worked as a mentor in expansion to being a understudy what’s more, a mother to her little boy.
She worked with the Peabody Museum, New Safe house Reads, what’s more, the Extraordinary Olympics what’s more, indeed established the Participation Mates club at Hillhouse which makes a difference guide green bean understudies what’s more, empowers better attendance.
‘If you don’t cherish yourself, you’re going to be managed by what individuals are saying,’ said Miss McQueen.
Teen mom, top understudy procures scholarship: wtnh.com
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