An article and video about Senait Weldemariam, a New York City student who will come to Gettysburg College on a full scholarship in the fall, ran in the Huffington Post on June 6.
From the Huffington Post:
Senait Weldemariam First Person In Her Family To Go To College
Nineteen year-old Senait Weldemariam’s parents were unable to study past elementary school in Eritrea, Africa. In 1993 they immigrated to New York in hopes of providing Senait and her younger brother with a solid education and an opportunity to achieve their dreams. Now their daughter has become the first member of their family to attend college.
Watch her emotional reaction as she first reads her acceptance letter to Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania.