Excessive Faculty Grad Who Was Born In Jail & Completed third In Her Class Goes To Harvard In opposition to All Odds

A younger girl from Montgomery County in Texas not too long ago graduated from Conroe Excessive Faculty third in her class and is now making ready to matriculate to Harvard College within the fall.

18-year-old Sky Castner got here from tough, humbling beginnings and rose to the highest with assist from her neighborhood to the purpose the place she obtained help from a Boston College professor to put in writing a stellar school utility to the Ivy League college she’s quickly to attend.

The primary line in her Harvard College utility says ‘I used to be born in jail.’

“He helped me to inform my story in one of the best ways potential,” she mentioned, referring to the professor who helped her write her school utility.

Castner, who had initially informed her story to the Houston Chronicle, was born in Galveston County Jail — her mom was imprisoned on the time. Her father would finally choose her up from the county jail and lift her as a single dad.

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However these figures weren’t the one essential position fashions that Castner had guiding her alongside the way in which. She additionally had assist from her mentor, Mona Hamby, who is totally unrelated to Harvard or her highschool and really met the graduate in elementary college.