She was born in prison, but now she's going to Harvard!

Some people have had rough starts to their lives but have overcome them. People like 18-year-old Aurora Sky Castner.

Aurora Sky Castner
Born in prison, but going to Harvard!

This Texas girl was born in jail and is making a name for herself after graduating from high school at the top of her class, with plans to attend Harvard University!

Eighteen years after she was born in the Galveston County Jail, Aurora Sky Castner graduated third in her class at Conroe High School last Thursday night, The Courier reported. Aurora's mother was in jail when she gave birth to her. Aurora's mom has not played a role in her daughter's life since the day Aurora's father picked her up as a newborn from the prison, and then raising her as a single father.

According to the story, Aurora opened her application essay to Harvard with the sentence, "I was born in prison." She was later accepted into the Ivy League through early action, and the teen plans to study law when she attends the school in the fall.

Way to go Aurora! 


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