Nothing overcomes pure joy — especially when your joy is derives from hard work. Michael Brown is a graduating senior from Lamar High School in Houston, he has a 4.68 GPA and has became familiar with hard work. Brown told the Houston Chronicle that he was just in elementary school when he witnessed his mom go back to college and earn her degree, all while working and maintaining a strong relationship with her son. An example is sometimes all we need in life. Now, Michael Brown is ready for college himself, a 17-year-old black adolescent male who applied to 20 colleges and universities, including four Ivy League schools. Brown was accepted by each school, with a full ride to each and more than $260,000 in scholarships.
“That’s the first time I understood what going to college might look like,” he said. “And seeing how important it was to my mom was important to me. I don’t even think she really knew that I saw, that it had an impact on me — but it did.” She’s still showing him how to strive, Brown said; she now works two jobs as a chemical dependency counselor. “The best lesson she taught me was through her actions and her working hard and dedicating herself — just doing what she tells me I should do.”
A stellar GPA just wasn’t enough for Brown. When he wasn’t hitting the books he’s involved in a long list of extracurricular activities which include the debate team, volunteering and political science club. His interest in political science not only lead him to his choice in major, but in addition he worked on Mayor Sylvester Turner’s recent election campaign.
Brown has yet to make a final decision on what college he will attend, but he has narrowed his list to seven schools.
“In no particular order,” they are: “Northwestern, Georgetown, Princeton, Yale, the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard and Stanford.”
Flip the page to see the video that has swept the nation, Micheal Brown finding out about his acceptance into Stanford University.