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Sunday, 28 May 2017

Harvard University Computer Science graduate shares his inspiring & emotional success story

Shannon Satonori Lytle, who studied Computer Science at Harvard University and graduated a few days ago, shared this emotional story via his Facebook page. Speaking on his journey, he wrote; 
"In high school, I flipped burgers at McDonald’s so I could afford the privilege of taking the SAT. I fed and cared for my three baby siblings until they went to sleep and stayed up until 4am to do my homework. I walked home through a dangerous part of the city after extracurriculars because I couldn’t afford a car. I stuck my laptop out of my window at night to steal my neighbor’s wifi and finish my schoolwork. I was scoffed at and told, “from this part of Ohio, only the children of doctors and lawyers get to go to Ivy League Schools.” In college, I panicked when my laptop broke because I had worked 150 minimum wage hours to buy it. I scrubbed toilets, shelved books, and sold clothing so I could chase my dreams and travel the world. Throughout my life, I have maneuvered and begged for every kind of subsidy and coupon. I'm the son of a warehouse worker and an immigrant; a first generation student. Today, I graduated from Harvard."

20 comments:

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Nice


... Merited happiness

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Congrats to him

Vivian Reginalds said...

chai
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

jabar damilola said...

Sheybi u even get laptop .us wey we kon dey drink garri nko

AMIJEZ said...

Wow,in life nothing is impossible to them that believe. Congrats to him.

Anonymous said...

Enter your comment...So inspiring. Greater things lie ahead for you. I tap into God's blessings in your life.

Enoch Adekanye said...

Amazing. Congratulations

Anonymous said...

How come you missed the part where he stated he worked 150 minimum wage hours to buy his laptop? He paid a price to own that laptop & he equally paid his dues to graduate from Harvard.

Anonymous said...

Lol, this just tells Us never to give Up.. With time We will get there

Daniel Pam said...

My Dream course, but I was offered Zoology. well since Goodluck Jonathan has done good with it then I see no reason why I shouldn't do the same.

Long live the Queen...
(Linda Ikeji)...

Crazycashbiz said...

Very inspiring! Congrats and well done!

Ukamaka Ezeamaku said...

Congrats is not easy at all, more powers to ur elbow as u move on in life

Anonymous said...

my dear, leave Jabar alone. That is the reading skill level of person wey no go reach Harvard.

Anonymous said...

Good work but must the university you go be an Ivy League one???

ERIC NESTY IS LIB'S FINEST said...

Congrats

ERIC NESTY IS LIB'S FINEST said...

Congrats

Iyk said...

I.m inspired. Congrats

Anonymous said...

The people that are going to ivy do they have two heads. Congrats jare.

peggy obande said...

congrat mannnnnnn

Timileyin Ayomide Olanipekun said...

The lesson from the story is simple: There is no excuse for not realising your dreams

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