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Homeless Valedictorian Heads to Georgetown

Homelessness didn’t stop Rashema Melson from becoming the valedictorian of her high school … it motivated her.

For the past two years, the 18-year-old has been living at the D.C. General homeless shelter with her mother and two siblings. Despite the odds, she is graduating at the top of her class from Anacostia High School and is heading to Georgetown University this fall on a full scholarship.

Melson is no stranger to hardship. While her family has been living in a shelter for the past couple of years, they’ve been without a home for the past six. Also, the teen’s father was killed when she was just 7 months old.

But Melson is allowing her misfortunes to push her forward and you can contribute to her fundraiser HERE.

Keep up the hard work, Rashema!