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17-year-old girl wins $9.7 million in scholarships to 72 US universities

Seventeen-year-old Tatyana Alves has received $9.7 million in scholarships from 72 universities in the United States.

Seventeen-year-old Tatyana Alves has been awarded $9.7 million in scholarships from 72 universities in the United States. A graduate of Marygrove High School in Detroit, Tatyana was one of the first 95 seniors to graduate from the school.

In addition to her academic achievements, Tatyana was voted “Most Positive” by her classmates for her uplifting attitude. She starts each day with “good morning” greetings and offers “have a nice day” wishes throughout the day, replying with “great” when asked how she is doing. “I just want other people to flourish. Being positive has helped me find my purpose, and I think I have influenced a lot of people,” she said.

In 2019, Tatyana and 119 other students enrolled at the new Marygrove High School, which aims to develop critical thinkers and community-minded citizens. Her focus on social justice and engineering contributed to her success and numerous scholarships.

“Our school is not that well-known because it is new. I wanted to be challenged and I think that is what an entrance exam school does. I think entrance exam schools are full of opportunities,” Tatyana said.

Tatyana credits her positive attitude to her mother, Acquanetta Windham, who inspired her to achieve her goals. Her mother’s promise that she would get a job if she maintained a 4.0 GPA for one semester motivated Tatyana to improve her GPA from 2.7 to 3.3, ultimately achieving a perfect 4.0. As a reward, she was offered a job as a sales associate, which boosted her confidence and independence.

Determined to be completely independent, Tatyana also got her driver’s license and a car to drive to school and work. “I was in 11th grade and I was 15-turning-16, and I said this is the moment I have to start turning into a woman,” she said.

Tatyana expressed her gratitude to her teachers, friends and classmates for their support. Of all her scholarships and college admissions, she chose to study Business Administration at Eastern Michigan University.

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