Hard Work Pays Off
June 8, 2018
Do not think Rebecca is done with her extracurricular activities, because she plans on being just as active in college as she was in high school. She wants to join a running club, student government, a community service club and an African American organization. She has all this drive, where did it come from? It came from her mother Jennis Farquharson. Jennis works at a local elementary school and has always stressed the importance of education to her children. “I have watched my mom provide for us, put clothes on our back and food in our stomachs. She shows me every day what it is to be a strong woman,” said Rebecca. Jennis is always pushing Rebecca to fulfil her dreams and succeed.
All of Rebecca’s hard work paid off, because she got into one of the nation’s top schools. Rebecca also earned a scholarship from the Charlotte Housing Authority Scholarship Fund (CHASF). “It is great receiving the scholarship because I don’t have to worry about the financial burden of college as much,” said Rebecca with relief. With CHASF’s support, Rebecca can focus on her studies and enjoy the college experience. While she has not decided yet, Rebecca is interested in majoring in either International Business or African American Studies.
With her education and passion for community, Rebecca wants to open a non-profit music school when she gets older. CHA is proud of Rebecca and knows she will continue to work hard in anything she puts her mind to.