Hard work pays off in the long run and high school senior, Michael Love, is a good example of that.
Love is getting ready to make a decision on where he will attend college and he has plenty of options.
The senior at Cornerstone Health and Technology in Detroit is not sure where he’s headed next fall yet, but he’s got a binder full of offers.
His success though comes after some doubt, struggle, and a lot of hard work.
“I got told a lot when I was younger I couldn’t do this, I couldn’t do that,” Love said. “So I just wanted to show people I’m better than what they think I am.”
He applied to more than 50 schools for next year and not only do most want him, many are offering to foot the bill.
“It’s over $300,000 in scholarship money I have as of right now,” Love said.
Cornerstone was able to waive the acceptance fees for most of Loves prospective schools but on top of National Honor Society, Varsity basketball, and an after-school job he had to make the time to send in all the applications.
“I thought he was crazy when he told me he was applying to so many schools,” Nicole Ewing, Michael’s mother, said.
Then the letters starting coming in one after another, after another from all over the country.
“Every time I open up a letter I jumped up and down, we praised God and everything. I’m super proud of him,” Ewing said.
Love, who wants to be an aerospace engineer, struggled academically at the beginning of high school.
“I just wanted to improve myself because I didn’t know what I was going to do after high school,” Love said.
One of Love’s acceptance letters came with a full ride offer.
“Once he told me my mouth just dropped. I just started crying,” Ewing said.
Cornerstones principal says he and the rest of the staff here are so proud of Love, who plans to make a final decision in the next week or so.
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