#BlackGirlMagic: 8-Year Old Becomes Youngest Person to Receive a Scholarship to UNT

10.6.16

Jordin Phipps, an 8-year-old girl, won a $10,000 scholarship to University of North Texas after a video of her reciting a motivational mantra went viral.

In the video, Jordin says, “I will start my day in a positive way! I will be respectful with the words that I say. I will pay attention and I will do my best and I will study hard for every test!”

Nichole Smith, the mother of Jordin Phipps, shared the clip on the UNT’s Facebook page, and it ended up catching the attention of the school’s president.

The President ended up awarding Jordin with the President’s Award for Excellence in Leadership.

Via Essence