Jeannette Wright: 2011 CDF-California Beat the Odds® Scholarship Recipient

Release Date: December 7, 2011


As the child of a deaf mother and a deaf and mute father, Jeannette has assumed adult responsibilities for much of her young life. Living on Social Security benefits and food stamps, Jeannette’s parents have struggled to provide for their daughter and have often gone hungry when resources are limited. Today, she is valedictorian of her class, a mentor to students and school staff, founder of an animal rights group on campus, and so much more. Watch her video and share her inspiration with others.

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