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Teen and his family have the most exciting reaction to learning he was accepted into Harvard

A mom documented her teen son's reaction to finding out about his Harvard acceptance and it's nothing but pure joy.

Teen and his family have the most exciting reaction to learning he was accepted into Harvard
Cover Image Source: Facebook | LaShonda NeSmith-Jackson

Many youngsters dream of getting accepted into prestigious colleges and universities to secure their future. They work hard to achieve that dream and when they learn it has been fulfilled, their reaction makes the moment truly joyous. LaShonda NeSmith Jackson posted a video on Facebook that documented her son Dre'Shon Jackson's reaction when he learned he got accepted into Harvard University. The wholesome video has received 18K views on the platform. In the video, we can see the boy sitting at a table with his laptop in front of him with a bit of nervousness. 

Image Source: Facebook | LaShonda NeSmith-Jackson
Image Source: Facebook | LaShonda NeSmith-Jackson

The mother begins to countdown and the youngster cups his face in his hands with anticipation. Just as the countdown ends, he moves his finger onto the trackpad and clicks it. Within a few seconds of reading the email, he exclaims, "I got in!" and the entire family begins to scream in excitement. The mother wrote in the caption, "I've heard the saying if nobody laughs at your dreams, you're not dreaming big enough. Well, Dre'Shon had a dream of getting into Harvard since he was in 7th grade. We knew it was a long shot, but you miss every shot you don't take, right?" 

Image Source: Facebook | LaShonda NeSmith-Jackson
Image Source: Facebook | LaShonda NeSmith-Jackson

She further revealed how her son decided to give it a shot even when they knew that Harvard only accepted 7% of its applicants. Jackson highlighted, "His hard work, dedication, commitment, resilience, drive, and initiative have paid off! But he couldn't have done it without his Village, and for that, we are incredibly Thankful! Thank you, Village! To everyone out there with a dream, don't give up, dreams do come true!" People chimed in with words of encouragement and support for the boy in the comment section. 



 

Image Source: Facebook | Angel Gordon-Thompson
Image Source: Facebook | Angel Gordon-Thompson
Image Source: Facebook | Janice Jackson
Image Source: Facebook | Janice Jackson

Justin Robinson commented, "Absolutely incredible!! Congratulations!!!! You have to be so proud of his dedication to his goals, persistence and hard work!! Well done!!" La'Quantia Goodman expressed, "I love it! Dream big and you're bound to land amongst the stars!! I can't wait to see him continue to do great things." Shameka Sells-Moore said, "This brought tears to my eyes. Congratulations, young man! I'm proud of you without knowing you!" Kara Brown highlighted, "This made me cry! So happy and proud of Dre'Shon and all his accomplishments! Harvard looks good on him." 



 

There really is no limit to what you can achieve if you work hard enough. Aurora Sky Castner is a girl from Texas born in the Galveston County Jail and made history by getting into Harvard. She spoke to The Courier and said, "There was something satisfying about having all As and having that accomplishment. Grades just meant a lot to me." The teen's mother was still in jail when she gave birth. Fortunately, her father picked her up and raised her all by himself. Her mother has had no role in her life since then.

 



 

Castner started her college application to Harvard with the sentence, "I was born in the prison." The talented girl got accepted into the Ivy League through early action and wants to study law. Even though she moved around quite a bit with her father, she was mostly always in Montgomery County. Staff members at Reaves Elementary School in Conroe saw her potential, after which she was given guidance from CISD's Project Mentor Program. Castner was mentored by Mona Hamby, who played a pivotal role in helping her get into Harvard. 

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