Summit High graduation speaker juggles school goals, motherhood. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

| May 11, 2016

By Corina Vanek • Arizona Daily Sun

Bouncing a toddler on her hip and managing time between studying for her classes and caring for her daughter might not be what a conventional high school senior looks like, but Leona Slim said being a mother in high school has given her the motivation to reach for her dreams.

Slim, whose daughter, Anoel Beatrice, was born in December 2013, will be the student speaker at the Summit High School graduation later this month. The young mom has completed her high school courses at an accelerated pace, and participated in Career and Technical Education classes to pursue her goals of fashion design and merchandising.

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