Antoinette Love, an 18-year-old student from New Orleans, has yet to decided where she would like to attend.
I started applying in September, and just kept applying and applying until my tiny mailbox at home was suddenly overflowing with letter after letter and dozens of scholarship offers,” Love told WDSU Channel 6 News.
Love has been beating the odds, and making her parents proud, since birth. Yolanda and Anthony were only 15 and 17, and understandably “nervous” about becoming parents, when Love was born six weeks prematurely and weighing only 4.4 pounds. As a toddler, Love survived being “viciously attacked” by a dog, her mother said.
Love advises fellow high school seniors to apply to as many schools as possible. “This really is a dream come true,” Love said. “All my hours of studying, writing and classes have paid off in the best possible way and I can’t wait to move forward and start my college education.”