Our Stories: Abi, Scholar (2016)

Abigail, whose parents are from the Philippines, endured poverty, hunger, and eviction throughout her childhood, and was often a caretaker for her younger brother. She was Vice President of the Virginia chapter of SkillsUSA, and received the NAACP Presidential Award for her efforts to change the name of her high school from that of Confederate general J.E.B. Stuart. She plans to major in early childhood development at James Madison University