Academic Honors Pay Off for Top Scholars
The honors keep pouring in for deserving students who have garnered millions of dollars in scholarship money this year and the list keep growing. Historically Black Colleges and Universities are attracting some of the top academic and athletic students.
Georgia Valedictorian headed to North Carolina A&T
Rawlin Tate Jr. made history at Woodland High School in Stockbridge, Georgia, when he finished high school with a 4.7 GPA and became the school’s first African American valedictorian.
Tate Jr. has taken 21 AP classes, participated in several extracurricular activities, received over $1 million in scholarships offers, and will be attending North Carolina A&T on a full academic scholarship.
Outside the classroom, Tate has proven himself to be an accomplished musician. He said he got most improved percussionist in the drum line, he’s a concert pianist, he was an oboist in the district honor band and he records songs under the name “Mercenary.”
“None of this would be possible without God….. so yeah, gotta give him the credit,” he wrote on Twitter.
Teen Mother Graduates with Top Honors
Lamyrical Harris has been offered a total of $1,244,298 in academic scholarships, making the first Trezevant High School million-dollar scholar in the school’s history.
The Memphis native received offers from at least 25 colleges. Harris found out she was pregnant during her junior year, but was determined to finish school and went on to graduate with top honors.
At the end of junior year, she had accumulated scholarship offers worth over 200,000 dollars and by the time she hit her senior year, her offers totaled around 500,000 dollars.
She is undecided which college she will attend at this time.
Homeless Student Named Valedictorian
Tupac Mosley, 17, was not only named valedictorian of the Raleigh Egypt High School senior class in Memphis, Tenn., but has received about 50 scholar-ships worth more than 3 million dollars. He said his goal was to receive $1 million in college scholarships.
Mosley has elected to attend Tennessee State University and plans to major in electrical engineering.
Mosley became homeless in his senior year after his father passed and the family faced eviction from their home and ended up at a a camping site run by a nonprofit organization.
He thanked his teachers for always believing in him, and said, “Never let your current situation, whatever circumstances you’re going through, be a mountain that you can’t climb.”