- Ashanti Palmer is being celebrated for her academic achievement in addition to having never been absent from class
- The teenager has been awarded with over $430,000 (N166,840,000) in scholarships
- The 17-year-old girl graduated with 99.08 average
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A valedictorian identified as Ashanti Palmer is celebrating her high academic title in addition to having never been absent from class.
The 17-year-old girl recently graduated from Nellie A. Thornton High School in Mount Vernon, New York, with perfect attendance.
Ashanti said she has not missed school since pre-K, and intends to keep it going throughout the higher institution.
She Told Good Morning America: "There were days when I didn't feel like going to school, but I knew if you missed a day then you were behind, so I pushed through."
"[My friends] know I hate being behind in my work so it was normal for me to show up."
The teenager, who graduated with with a 99.08 average, has been accepted to 18 colleges and awarded over $430,000 in scholarships.
Ashanti advised rising students to focus on their own definition of success and look at someone and be inspired.
In other news, Vee Kativhu, a young brilliant black lady who is also a popular YouTuber has gained admission to study her master's at Harvard University after graduating from Oxford.
Narrating her story in different posts sighted by YEN.com.gh on her Twitter handle, Vee indicates that she was raised by a single parent from Zimbabwe and went through many struggles.
When Vee's father passed on, the young woman had to leave her home country, learn English, attend disruptive state schools and work long hours to help her mother.
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