Harvard Grad Explains What He Went Through To Succeed In Viral Facebook Post
May 30, 2017
Shannon Satonori Lytle just graduated from Harvard University.
In a viral Facebook post which has been shared more 200,000 times, Lytle tells the story of how he went from poverty to a graduate from one of the most prestigious universities in the world.
Credit: Facebook / Shannon Satonori Lytle
Read Lytle's story below:
"In high school, I flipped burgers at McDonald's so I could afford the privilege of taking the SAT. I fed and cared for my three baby siblings until they went to sleep and stayed up until 4am to do my homework. I walked home through a dangerous part of the city after extracurriculars because I couldn't afford a car. I stuck my laptop out of my window at night to steal my neighbor's wifi and finish my schoolwork.
I was scoffed at and told, 'from this part of Ohio, only the children of doctors and lawyers get to go to Ivy League Schools.' In college, I panicked when my laptop broke because I had worked 150 minimum wage hours to buy it. I scrubbed toilets, shelved books, and sold clothing so I could chase my dreams and travel the world. Throughout my life, I have maneuvered and begged for every kind of subsidy and coupon. I'm the son of a warehouse worker and an immigrant; a first generation student.
Today, I graduated from Harvard."
This Mesmerizing Performance On A Spinning Platform Captures The Essence Of Life
The Wonderful World Of Unstirred Paint
Her Entire Life She Hated Her Dad For Committing Suicide. 30 Years Later, A Box Arrived That Changed Everything
Sheepdog Puppy 'Needs More Training' After He Leads Entire Flock Into Owner's Home
Science Cannot Explain This 12-Year-Old Prodigy's Musical Talent
This Legendary Actress Spoke Out Against Hollywood Predators In 1945
This Cat Only Wants Her Food 'To Go', Then Rescuers See Where She's Taking It
Dana Carvey Imagines John Lennon Asking Paul McCartney About Kanye West
The Plural Of 'Octopus' Is Finally Clarified!
Chris Pratt Makes Interpreter's Day Very Difficult At 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' Press Conference
Someone Made An Animal Version Of 'Chop Suey' And I Think I've Seen Everything Now