- A woman identified as Carmen Y Day has expressed her gratitude to God for becoming a lawyer
- She says becoming a lawyer was the dream her mother left unfulfilled
- Carmen struggled through life while growing up and even dropped out of college twice
A woman from the United States has expressed her gratitude to God for becoming a lawyer, a dream her mother left unfulfilled.
The woman identified as Carmen Y Day said her grandmother, who didn't own a pair of shoes until she was 7, moved her young family from Puerto Rico to Camden, New Jersey, over 40 years ago.
She said she struggled through early life and dropped out of college twice, but she kept persisting.
Carmen said: "I was born the second child to a 17-year-old mother and an incarcerated father. From a young age, I aspired to be a lawyer, a dream my mom left unfulfilled.
"I struggled through early life, was a juvenile delinquent, and 2x college drop-out. Still, I persisted.
"After meeting my husband, I became the 1st in my family to graduate college and had two daughters along the way. I sat for the LSAT and scored low enough to be denied by every school in my area, but just enough to get into the Trial Admissions Program at Delaware Law School (TAP). I passed TAP, and despite what the LSAT predicted for a student with my score, excelled my 1L year.
"I transferred to my dream school, Rutgers Law School in Camden, where I graduated one semester early, with honors!
She announced that she passed the February 2020 New Jersey bar examination.
Carmen added: "My testimony is an example that when you are faithful, determined, motivated, and supported, ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE! I thank God and my village for their unwavering support."
In other news, a 16-year-old Nigerian identified as Oyebola Ajayi-Bembe has bagged presidential scholarship into 20 notable universities in the United States.
The teenager described her success as a product of hard work, dedication, focus and steadfastness.
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