Tobi Philips is a young girl in her teenage years who broke an undaunting record during her undergraduate years. She worked her way to the top and made an awe-inspiring feat to be forever recognized in history.
Tobi Philips is a fresh graduate of the Alvin High School, Texas. Upon graduation, she was named the Valedictorian after it was found to be true that she graduated with a CGPA of 6.9 on a scale of 4.0. Wondering how she did earn it by taking Advanced Placement courses along with her electives.
Notably, she had A-grades through her four years in higher institution.
In addition, she is also a Sunday School Teacher, member of the Rho Kappa Honour Society, a President of the National Honour Society, an Advance Placement ambassador, a skilful volleyball player and a track athlete who is loved by her Coach and team members.
In an interview with “Because of Them We Can” online platform, she dropped some words of advice for students still in school and aspiring to graduate with awesome grades while explaining how she was able to keep up her good grades and still remained relevantly relevant in other spheres of life.
In her words, “Maintaining the highest GPA in my class is a difficult task. It truly takes time management but more importantly acknowledging what you do it for. I know that I am no longer just representing myself. My biggest advice to other scholars of colour is to truly adopt the mindset of Rosa Parks – ‘No’. Do not conform to the stereotypes that have held us under thumbs for so long. Do not be discouraged when someone speaks out against you, simply allow what they say to fuel your fire. But more than anything, do not remain tight-lipped. Stand up for what you believe in and take it upon yourself to be the change you’ve always wanted. Say ‘No’ to the ways of the world and stick out.”
Currently, she has received a Full-Ride Forty Acre Scholarship to attend the Nursing School at the University of Texas in Austin as one of 16 qualified students out of 4,000 who were privileged to be registered for the scholarship.
In a closing remark, Tobi says she aspires to become a pediatric nurse practitioner and have her own clinic someday.
We are indeed proud to celebrate this young beauty with brains.