Kelly Hyles returns home for Jubilee Celebrations – Gives advice to students – video

Kelly Hyles returns home for Jubilee Celebrations – Gives advice to students… Never let circumstances hinder your success. 

Published on May 23, 2016 – A brilliant Guyanese teenager – Kelly Hyles – who has excelled academically in the US, has returned home for the Jubilee celebrations. She’s encouraging Guyanese students to never let circumstances hinder their success.  She will attend Harvard University in September.
Read news report from the Daily Mail newspaper below:

Guyanese immigrant Kelly Hyles, raised by single mother working two jobs gets accepted by 21 colleges including all eight Ivy League schools  [Daily Mail]

  • Kelly Hyles came to New York from Guyana back in 2009 aged just 11
  • Mother Anetta got two jobs working 15 hours per day to support her  
  • Hyles had to wake herself up at 5.30am each day to go to school, traveling for an hour and a half on trains and buses in order to get there
  • She spent her evenings in tutoring lessons or volunteering at a hospital
  • Hyles graduated with a 99.63 GPA and was her class valedictorian
  • As well as being offered all eight Ivy League schools she also got into MIT and Johns Hopkins, but is only on the wait list for Stanford 
  • She wants to go to Harvard and study to become a neurosurgeon

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  • dhanpaul  On 05/26/2016 at 11:44 am

    Wonderful, all the best to this brilliant young lady.

  • OBSERVER  On 05/27/2016 at 9:36 am

    This is one of the GREATEST items of news for Guyana’s Golden Jubilee. BRAVO to Ms Kelly Hyles and her dear mother Ms Anetta. God Bless you both.

  • Clyde Duncan  On 05/28/2016 at 7:28 am

    I am very proud to see and listen to this teen speak – Kelly Hyles is right, do NOT let your past or your circumstance be your jailer -Education is the key to success – Have a goal in mind …. what you believe you can achieve.

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