High school student Rashema Melson earned a full scholarship to Georgetown University while living in a homeless shelter. She recently graduated from her Washington, D.C. high school with a 4.0 GPA, earning the valedictorian title.
"I started to give up but God gave me a sign that He wasn't putting me through this to punish me," said Melson. She believes her story is meant to inspire others to do what seems impossible.
"Life is not fair, but despite that harsh reality you must keep striving for success," she told her class in her valedictorian speech.
Watch Melson's inspiring graduation speech below.