Teen mother who was once homeless and gave birth weeks before starting high school is named class valedictorian – and earns $610,000 in college scholarships.
– Trameka Pope, a senior at Wendell Phillips Academy High School in Chicago, gave birth to her daughter at the start of her freshman year
– The 19-year-old mom swore she wouldn’t become another statistic and pushed herself to excel
– She has been accepted to nearly 30 colleges and is slated to attend Western Illinois University
– Trameka will graduate with her classmates on Monday