Notable: Her parents fled Burundi. The family came to the United States, via Tanzania, as refugees.
High school resume:
Finished in top third of graduating class
Honor Roll in senior year
5 GPA senior year
Plans for the future: Obtainstate certification in precision machine technology at Cuyahoga Community College. Get a full-time job to help support her family and possibly return to college.
Challenges faced: Juggling responsibilities at home and school because she was taking care of younger siblings.
Who deserves the most credit for her success? Her family and teachers.
Quote: (On going through a period where she got involved with others who were bad influences and developed an attitude problem.) “I started to think, ‘This is not how my mom raised me.’ After that, I became different.”