This Girl Received Over $2 Million In College Scholarships And The Haters Came Out
Mari Filer is not your normal high school kid. The valedictorian of her graduating class received over $2 million in scholarship money and graduated with a GPA of 4.56.
The teenager posted her incredible accomplishment on Twitter with the caption “Graduated as valedictorian with a 4.56 GPA, over 24 college credits, and over 2.8 million dollars in scholarships! Shoutout to God!”
Filer told WIAT News 42 that she was accepted into 39 colleges and will be attending her father’s alma mater, Florida A&M University.
Graduated as valedictorian with a 4.56 GPA, over 24 college credits, and $2.8 million in scholarships! S/OtoGOD❤️ pic.twitter.com/f7Myk45Yhy
— mari. (@__simplyMari) May 18, 2016
But as soon as she posted the tweet, the doubters came out and questioned her claim.
Filer told WIAT – “A man said what…what was she doing out of the kitchen?…that’s a lie, she’s doing this to boost her ego, she’s trying to make herself look better by doing this and that, you can’t even get above a 4.0 GPA, but okay, where are you going to school, Mars university.”
Luckily, thousands of people came to her defense and supported her great accomplishments. In fact, the post became so popular that it was retweeted almost 45K times and has been liked by over 83K people.
Here are some of the responses:
4.56 GPA, on what scale??? What school costs $2.8 million? https://t.co/ktEALi6kl6
— Noah (@Noah4theWin) May 19, 2016
I hate to do this but how tf do you get a 4.56 gpa, 2.8 million dollars in scholarships and 24 college credits? pic.twitter.com/DF3JE8VvFy
— Nappy Gilmore (@iNeverChill) May 20, 2016
— Licorice2 (@Liccorice2) May 19, 2016
Filer isn’t letting the haters stop her. Her promising future is just starting.