A Richmond County High School senior is set to receive over a million in college scholarships and was accepted into over 50 colleges. Fox 54 tells us more about the student and how hard she has worked to get to where she is now...
"17-year-old Jakelia Baker, a senior at Lucy C. Laney High School, received over a million dollars worth of scholarships and has over 50 college acceptances.
Just as she leads her high school band as drum major, she leads her high school class as valedictorian with a 4.1 GPA.
“I’m very excited!,” said Baker.
Bill Dunbar, Jakelia’s AP Literature teacher, said: “If you had a classroom full of Jakelia’s, you’d be a happy teacher.”
Denise Baker, Jakelia’s mom, added: "For me it’s exciting I know for her it’s really exciting. I opened one up and I was like Jakelia you got excepted and she’s like mommmm.”
“Some include Penn State, University of Michigan, University of Oklahoma,” said Jakelia.
“Every now and then you’ll have the students who come along and they’re like that go to students in the school,” said Dunbar. “If you want to show off the school, you pull in Jakelia Baker.”
Get it girl! This is amazing and it shows that you can do it too when you put your mind to it!