The Story of Margret

Margret St John is an 18-year-old young mother who, despite setbacks in life, is back on track working hard to obtain her diploma at Primavera Online High School. Check out her story below.

“I started high school in 2012. My graduation year was supposed to be 2016. However, I dropped out of high school in 2014 and decided to jump straight into college. I was blinded, young and scared. I finished a couple months of college and decided to leave that as well, because I got too wrapped up into friends and work. In November of 2014, I found out I was pregnant, which scared me beyond what anyone could believe. Just the thought of being a teen mother made my eyes start to water. I honestly thought I would never graduate, I would never have the time of day to be able to re-enroll into high school, that my dreams of holding that diploma went down the drain.

June 24, 2015, I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. That’s when I realized I had to do something. I’m now a role model for this little girl. So, I got back into high school, but instead of a public school I chose to do online so I can be home with my daughter. It’s hectic. In all honesty, it’s not a walk in the park. But I do it to show my daughter it is possible. These will be the hardest years of our lives, but the pay off is worth it, especially when you have a little one looking up to you wishing that one day they will be just as great as you. I won’t let the criticism break me. I won’t let the stress push me down. I will graduate. I will show my daughter that anything is possible with the right motivation.

Primavera has helped me out by giving me a flexible schedule, and also the amount of understanding that the teachers’ give me knowing that I am a teenage mother who is working 40 hours a week. They’re very lenient and understanding, which is why I love to say with pride, that I am happily a Primavera student.”

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