This student's state banned her from its best public universities, so she went to the Ivy League instead
|01/06/2016||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
Growing up and attending school in northern Georgia, Valentina Garcia Gonzalez, now 19, exuded confidence in the academic arena.
She was accepted into gifted classes and took more than two dozen advanced-placement (AP) courses at Berkmar High School, a public school in Lilburn, Georgia, right outside of Atlanta.
But that confidence began to waiver when she was applying for colleges and realized Georgia’s best public schools wouldn’t let her in for one reason — her immigration status.
“Am I less of a student? Am I less worthy?” she recalled thinking. “Why don’t I deserve it the way [other students] do?”
Today, she is a read more >>>
Source : BusinessInsider.Com