An Alabama teenager who graduated as the valedictorian of her high school and received millions of dollars in scholarship offers, posted about her accomplishments on social media hoping to inspire others.
“My caption was, graduated as valedictorian, with a 4.56 GPA, over 24 college credits, and over 2.8 million dollars in scholarships,” Mari Filer said of the post made to both Twitter and Facebook.
Graduated as valedictorian with a 4.56 GPA, over 24 college credits, and $2.8 million in scholarships! S/OtoGOD❤️ pic.twitter.com/f7Myk45Yhy
— MARI.✨ (@m4rim4ri) May 18, 2016
The post took off on social media, with more than 84,000 people liking the post and congratulating her achievements. But Filer soon learned there were people who not only doubted her accomplishments but also spewed hatred at her.
“A man said what…what was she doing out of the kitchen?…that’s a lie, she’s doing this to boost her ego, she’s trying to make herself look better by doing this and that, you can’t even get above a 4.0 GPA, but okay, where are you going to school, Mars university,” Filer recalled.
Filer’s AP classes earned her the extra GPA points which her critics didn’t understand.
But Filer isn’t about to let the haters stop her from enjoying her full ride to college. She will be attending Florida A&M University in the fall where her father also attended.
Flier said she will continue to “give God the credit” and had a message for the doubters: “God is not done with me yet.”