Verda Tetteh, 17, a student at Fitchburg High School in Massachusetts, completed her high school education recently and was named the school’s top graduate. She also received a $40,000 merit scholarship.
Verda Tetteh made an unexpected request during her graduation ceremony, saying that she wasn’t the one who needed the scholarship the most and instead requesting that the $40,000 she had received go to a community college student.
She expressed her gratitude for it by saying, “I am extremely appreciative, but I also know that I am not the one who needs this the most. Knowing how beneficial it was for my mother to attend community college, I would be eternally grateful if the administration would think about awarding the general excellence scholarship to a student attending a community college.
This smart lady, Verda Tetteh received a GPA of 4.9 for her graduation, which made her eligible for additional scholarships.
Verda Tetteh intends to study chemistry at Harvard University with a focus on pre-medicine.
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