Aylah Birks, a senior at Twiggs County High School in Georgia, has actually been granted $2.2 million in scholarships from 84 colleges. Birks, who was frequently bullied in school by her schoolmates, has actually likewise attained her imagine ending up being a released author.
Birks has an existing GPA of 4.0 and a finalist for theGates Scholarship Although she got accepted into a lot of schools after long nights of research study, her most significant motivation through all of it has actually been her mom. All she has actually ever wished to do was to make her household and herself happy and she sure has actually done that and more.
“I think the main driving force behind these accomplishments has to be my mother. Just seeing her tireless effort of always taking the time out to read me a story, or teach me something new as a child,” stated Birks.
The young scholar had a hard time to comprehend why she was bullied in school for so long. “I was often bullied, and I didn’t understand why, but when you’re bullied…people see something in you that they don’t see in themselves,” she stated.
This has actually made Birks an anti-bullying supporter. Also, unlike her schoolmates, Birks confesses she did not have the opportunity to take part in as numerous extra-curricular activities as she would have enjoyed to due to the fact that her mom needed to commit a lot time looking after her grandpa who took ill a couple of years earlier.
That regardless of, the high school senior combined her imagine constantly wishing to be an author with her experiences and has actually penned her very first book, ‘Perspectives Through the Looking Glass.’
She stated the book is a mix in between poetry and her individual stories which were composed interactively so the audience can engage her in a discussion as she goes over various relatable subjects.
Though the Georgia high school senior has a swimming pool of schools to select from, she has her eyes set on 2 schools: Clemson and Mercer.
Birks intends on handling a double significant in behavioral neuroscience and legal research studies with minors in interactions and public health as she continues to spray her Black woman magic outside her home town Twiggs County and leave her mark on the world.