Jasmine Cofield is one ambitious, studious young lady: She has snagged three college degrees before getting her high school diploma, making her the 2015 recipient of a civic award, the Black Home School reports.
Cofield, who is now a senior at Central Michigan University, started out at Mott Middle College. The school has a program that integrates high school and college courses, so it is actually the norm for most students from the school to graduate with their high school diploma and 15 college credits, the site notes.
However, Cofield’s ambitions took her farther. By the time she got her diploma, she had completed three associate degrees from Mott Community College, maintaining a whopping 4.0 GPA for her college courses and finishing up high school with a 3.97 GPA.
Her smarts got her enough scholarship money for her to go for her bachelor’s degree at Central Michigan University, where she is studying to be a physician’s assistant in neuroscience, the Black Home School notes.
The award she’s getting, being named the 2015 Newman Civic Fellow, is usually given to college students who work with communities, showing compassion to less fortunate individuals. The fellow should demonstrate the ability to find real-world solutions to issues affecting communities around them and help the community using those solutions.
Source: The Root | BREANNA EDWARDS