Graduating valedictorian of your high school class is hard—only
throw homelessness into the mix, and I’d have to say I’m very impressed.
17-year-old Chelesa Fearce from Atlanta was homeless for many years, living in shelters
or her family’s car. In spite of her circumstances, she graduated from Charles Drew
High School with a 4.466 GPA and a 1900 on her SATs. "I
just told myself, don't worry about that," said Fearce. "Think about
the future. The future will not be like this anymore." She will begin
Spelman College this fall.