Homeless Student Graduates High School Two Years Early With 4.0 GPA

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This is an image of Destyni Tyree, a 16-year-old student from Washington Dc graduated Roosevelt S.T.A.Y. High School two years early with a 4.0 grade point average.


Destyni Tyree, a 16-year-old student from Washington DC graduated Roosevelt S.T.A.Y. High School two years early with a 4.0 grade point average. Destyni was living in the DC Central Homeless Shelter in Washington, DC with 243 other families when the then 14-year-old enrolled into Roosevelt S.T.A.Y. High School.

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This is an image of the Washington, DC Central Homeless Shelter, where Destyni and her mother were forced to move into when her mother lost her job.


Destyni had been forced out of previous schools when her mother lost her job, and had to hand over the keys of the family home because they were no longer able to afford the rent. While at Roosevelt S.T.A.Y. High School, Destyni also was appointed captain of the school’s cheer leading squad, and was voted prom queen. Last but not least, Destyni was granted a full scholarship for Potomac State College,  which is a university in West Virginia, which she will be going to starting in August.

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This is an image of Potomac State College West Virginia University, which Destyni Tyree will be going to starting this August.


Destyni took her regular classes, online classes, summer school and Saturday school so she could graduate ahead of schedule, the principal of Roosevelt S.T.A.Y. High School said. She was also working 25 hours a week in an ice cream store while attending school.

She told ABC: ‘At first, I didn’t like it (the shelter) because I was used to my own space. I had a lot of issues with classmates and teachers. It was just too much.’

She admitted she was particularly proud of being able to graduate high school and win a place in college.

She hopes it will enable her to become a school principal so she can help young people in tough situations.

‘Quite frankly, I’m just ready to go and live life. I know there’s a better life out there for me. It gets better. If you work hard enough, if you have that drive, if you have that motivation, it gets a lot better. I just time managed. I just wake up and do what I gotta do.’

She also said living in the shelter gave her the drive she needed to be successful.

“I don’t want to live in a shelter when I get older,” Destyni told WRC. “I want to better my life, so that gave me the drive to do what I want to do.”

Her principal Eugenia Young said: ‘As a student, she is a natural-born leader. She is a joy to be around, she has a good heart. The more and more she’s around people who constantly tell her how smart she is, and how she can do anything she puts her mind to, the more she believes she can do anything now.’

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This is an image of Destyni Tyree (on the right) on Graduation Day with her mother (on the left), and her principal Eugenia Young (in the middle).


Destyni plans to study secondary education at Potomac State University, and eventually become a principal and own her own charter school.

I absolutely want to say congratulations to you Destyni, and may God bless you and your family especially with what you guys are going through, and know that he has his hands on you.

You can click this link right here to go to Destyni’s GoFundMe page for her college funds.

You can also watch my video on this topic below:

Sources: DailyMail; HuffingtonPost; Whio; ABC; NBC; GoFundMe

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