Yesica Calderon, an East #Boston #HighSchool senior bound for #RegisCollege in the Fall, learned in a #surprise ceremony at the school library that she had received a full #tuition #scholarship. The ceremony was organized by Boston Scholar Athletes, which partners with the public schools to support academic achievement through athletics. Yesica captained the girls’ #soccer team as a junior and senior. She served as a leader both on the field and in the classroom, achieving a 4.8 #gpa while taking high-level courses. Since #2014, Yesica has spent 336 hours in the “Zone”, a student athlete study center in her school's library.
There were days that Yesica would cry because she would have to stay up really late and get #homework done after a soccer game. After every late night, Yesica would wake up at 6 a.m. and do it all over again. From a young age, she had always hated missing work or being late to class. Yesica decided a few months back that she wanted to go to Regis. But until she had a scholarship, secured she had a Plan B.“If it wasn’t for this scholarship I probably would not have been able to afford college at all,” she said. She is a so-called ‘‘#DREAMAct’’ child, or those brought illegally into the country by their #parents or guardians but now protected from #deportation. Girl, it won't be easy but it is possible! #GirlsLikeMeInc #GLM #GoGirlGo #GoandDream http://www.girlslikemeinc.com Thanks #MaddieKilgannon! #yesicacalderon