A teen who spent much of her time in high school homeless is going to college and is the first in her family to do so.
Myracle Crosby told WXYZ she set a high bar for herself after earning straight A’s her freshman year of high school.
“Okay, I am going to be valedictorian,” said Myracle. She credits her mentors with pushing her forward when she didn’t think she could.
Myracle attended Pershing High School in Detroit, and often, her family was homeless. At one of her lowest points, she told her principal she didn’t know if she could succeed.
“She told me everything is going to be okay. Just her believing in me made me push myself,” said Myracle.
This summer, she became her class valedictorian and earned a full scholarship to Alcorn University in Mississippi. But, without anything she needed and no way to get there, she almost didn’t make it — until a Pershing High School alumna stepped in.
Ann Connally volunteered to drive Myracle to the Mississippi school.
“The sky is the limit for her, and she can do anything she wants,” said Connally.
Myracle couldn’t be more grateful.
“Oh my God. She is like my godmother,” said Myracle.