Hard work and perseverance can lead to success. If you still get doubted about that, read the story below. The son of a Filipino farmer has proven exactly that. The young boy worked really hard to get an education in spite of his family’s poverty. He did not try in vain. His effort was rewarded with a full scholarship at the prestigious Harvard University.
According to Elite Readers, Romnick L. Blanco was born and grew up in Bulacan province in the Philippines. He’s the son of a Filipino farmer who tried his best to enable his son to get a proper education. Romnick always thought of his dad’s dreams and never missed school. He had to cross a river every day on his way to school. But it never stopped the boy from hoping. He continued to study hard, and was soon excelling in his classes.
Thanks to his hard work and intelligence, Romnick earned the scholarship of the GreenEarth Heritage Foundation, the local charity that helps impoverished farmers’ kids. This organization provided students like him access to English and computer literacy classes and an allowance for going to school.
Soon, it actually opened more opportunities for Romnick. The foundation offered him a full scholarship to attend International School Manila. There he performed excellently and graduated with top honors. Romnick soon caught the attention of many international universities that offered him full scholarships.
The young man got accepted at prestigious colleges such as Wesleyan University, Dartmouth College, and New York University at Abu Dhabi. Nevertheless, Romnick ultimately accepted the full scholarship at Harvard.
Romnick graduated in 2017. He didn’t find a job right away. Instead, he took a gap year to explore the world. But he never forgot his fatherland. The young man planted 1,500 trees at his father’s farm. It was a significant addition to the ones that he had already planted in childhood.
The story of the young Filipino student has inspired millions of students over the world. You can overcome any obstacle in life with hard work. Never lose your hope. Don’t let anything get in your way. Romnick got admitted to Harvard, and his future continues to be bright.