Homeless High School Teen Beats the Odds: Valedictorian and Enters Spelman as a Junior
Chelesa Fearce, a senior at Charles Drew High School in Clayton County, Georgia, was homeless during much of high school and living out of her mom’s car. She would use her cell phone light while she was in the shelter to study. Learn more about her and her sister’s story.
Check out this link for video of her graduation day and an excerpt of her valedictorian speech: http://www.wsbtv.com/videos/news/homeless-valedictorian-graduates-from-high-school/v3c8B/
There’s also a link to hear her full valedictorian speech here: