This is the feel good story we needed today.
A Memphis 17-year-old has overcome some pretty big obstacles such as homelessness in order to become his high school’s 2019 valedictorian.
According to FOX 13, Tupac Mosley was awarded more than 50 scholarships totaling over $3 million dollars this year. During his graduation at Raleigh Egypt High School, he told his class that he is a walking of example that you can achieve anything in life if you put your mind to it.
“Never let your current situation, whatever circumstances you’re going through, be a mountain that you can’t climb,” Mosley said.
Adding, “When I heard that I got $3 million, I was more than elated and excited and astonished that it was that much.”
Mosley also made sure to thank the nonprofit For the Kingdom, a camp and retreat for disadvantaged teens, where he and his family moved into after his father was killed.
“After my father passed, we fell behind on bills and we ended up getting evicted from our home February 21 of this year,” said Mosley told Fox 13. “So, we went to different homes so far and we were blessed to have For the Kingdom.
In addition, he shouted out the school’s principal, who he claims believed in him through out the years.
“I knew that I had to make them proud. I knew that their investment was worth it that and just show them that – yes, everything that you poured into me was worth $3 million and counting,” said Mosley.
That, and not knowing where he would live or how he would get to school, he somehow managed to maintain a 4.3 GPA. Just amazing.
So where is he heading this fall? He says he’s decided to attend HBCU Tennessee State University in Nashville and major in electrical engineering.
Black Twitter Calls Out White Celebs Defrauding Colleges So Their Mediocre Kids Can Get Accepted
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Meanwhile, a black mother(s) is sitting in jail somewhere because she/they used an auntie's address in the suburbs to send her/their black sons/daughters to better schools https://t.co/Y9Szj7sMbT— MF MOCK (@brentinmock) March 12, 2019
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White millionaires are scamming their rich white children into college— George M Johnson (@IamGMJohnson) March 12, 2019
Black children fighting over charter school lottery like the hunger games & parents arrested for sending their kids to public schools in better areas.
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I keep thinking about why I’m so surprised that Felicity Huffman and William H Macy are involved in this? Like... they just seem like such down to earth, character actor, “doing it for the craft” types, that I forgot they’re just rich people who want rich people shit.— Tracie Hunte (@TracieHunte) March 12, 2019
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I can’t believe ABC cancelled “American Crime” before Felicity Huffman could play herself in the next season of it.— Britt Julious ✨ (@britticisms) March 12, 2019
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When you gotta break aunt Becky out of jail. pic.twitter.com/ouwPjstDnV— Travon Free (@Travon) March 12, 2019
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Live footage of when Abigail Fisher finds out it wasn't qualified Black people via affirmative action who took her spot -- but wealthy white people like Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin who used cronyism, capitalism, and nepotism instead. #StayMadAbby pic.twitter.com/Klbdkbcwm7— Ernest Owens is getting married today! (@MrErnestOwens) March 12, 2019
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In light of today’s events, this deserves a retweet. https://t.co/o1ZXLkEtTs— JB Tadena (@JayBeeTadena) March 12, 2019
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now I'm gonna tell everyone I didn't get into USC because my parents didn't have 500k to drop— CamRUUUN Scarett! 👻 (@dancingofpens) March 12, 2019
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AND a bunch of black and brown kids in charter schools until 7pm, walking in straight lines, doing math drills and being told they just need "grit" to get into college https://t.co/A3HHFQr6ur— Jenée (@jdesmondharris) March 12, 2019
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I want the people who were up in arms about affirmative action in college admittance to keep that same energy for rich people who pay to get their kids into Ivy League schools.— Jenét Where are the girls and babies? Morrow (@JenetAllDay) March 12, 2019
These are the people who are ACTUALLY stealing your kid's spot. https://t.co/L6qYvpNKcT
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wow, turns out that money was the real Affirmative Action all along!— bijan (@bijanstephen) March 12, 2019
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“BUT WHAT ABOUT AFFIRMATIVE ACTION,” says Chad as he cries to his lawyer dad in his salmon shorts. https://t.co/0hUTo23MXL— Clarkisha (@IWriteAllDay_) March 12, 2019
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The saddest funniest thing about this college bribery scandal? These kids went to the best schools, had the best resources, and they couldn't compete with kids who had nothing. Their parents blame affirmative action instead of the fact that little Jackalope McQueasy is lazy.— Mikki Kendall (@Karnythia) March 12, 2019
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Lori Loughlin spent over $500,000 trying to get her daughters into USC, my alma mater. SC is 5% Black yet folk act like we were all Affirmative Action admits. Meanwhile we earned our spots (and have the student loans to prove it), and these folk buying tests and grades. Smh— Britni Danielle (@BritniDWrites) March 12, 2019
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Rich people using their wealth to ensure (steal) spots at prestigious colleges for their mediocre children is an American pastime.— X (@XLNB) March 12, 2019
You know what else is tradition? Obscuring this fact by blaming black people & affirmative action for “snatching away” opportunities.
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Ppl complaining about affirmative action when it’s these “privileged” kids who really don’t belong.— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari_Sellers) March 12, 2019
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For $500,000 my child better be getting into Hogwarts, forget USC. Damn Aunt Becky pic.twitter.com/Dqh0I2Y9mg— Simone Scott (@Simone_Scott) March 12, 2019
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I had to go and check Instagram to make sure this photo of Aunt Becky’s kid was real and it is very real. The unmitigated gall... pic.twitter.com/Gx1nYMYBSS— Natasha Rothwell (@natasharothwell) March 12, 2019
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Wealthy white people committing fraud to pay their kids’ way into Ivy League schools instead of just donating to a building the way old-fashioned wealthy white people pay their kids’ way into Ivy League schools is what makes this news https://t.co/5TS22X2QN3— Ivie Ani (@ivieani) March 12, 2019
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Can we please start giving Rich White kids the same side eye that Black & Brown kids receive when they say they attended an Ivy League school?! You know when it’s assumed that minority students took “someone” else’s spot who was “more qualified”! #DownWithTheDoubleStandard— bevysmith (@bevysmith) March 12, 2019
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I am so shocked that rich white people were caught finessing their way into Ivy League institutions. Gee willickers, Batman. I thought they all got in off of merit.— Charles Preston (@_CharlesPreston) March 12, 2019
*Looks at the 45th and 43rd President of the United States*
Homeless Memphis Teen Named Valedictorian, Awarded $3 Million In Scholarships was originally published on hellobeautiful.com