Good morning, California.
“It may not mean much to the average person but when everyone says you’re going to be a dropout after getting pregnant at 18 … I just feel so proud. It’s all for my sons.”—Ashley Carcha, 21, of Bakersfield, tweeted upon learning she had been admitted to Cal State Bakersfield.
- Cal State Bakersfield, home of the Roadrunners, tweeted back: “To us it means the world to have you join our ‘Runner family.’”
- Carcha couldn’t go to Sacramento State when she became pregnant, and went to a community college.
- Read her story here