Construction Worker’s Daughter to Graduate as Dean’s Lister, Shares Heartwarming and Inspiring Story

Meet Cealline Griarte, the daughter of a construction worker who will graduate this March 2017, with flying colors. She took up BSBA Major in Accounting at Jose Rizal University (JRU), in Mandaluyong City, and has been a scholar and a Dean’s Lister. In her lengthy Facebook page this Sunday, she shared her heartwarming and inspiring story of her success.

“Ako’y anak ng isang construction worker. Kahit kailan hindi ko ikinaila kung ano ang kalagayan ng buhay namin. Lumaki akong hindi nasusunod ang luho. Kung meron salamat at kung wala nagpapasalamat pa din ako dahil buo ang pamilya namin.” Griarte wrote, adding that since high school she already know that she needs to study hard.

And although Griarte graduated Salutatorian in high school, she said most universities offer only 50% discount to salutatorians. The problem is, she feels her parents still cannot afford the remaining 50 percent. Then, she saw a full scholarship opportunity at JRU.

“Naalala ko pa nung nag-apply ako for scholarship, ako lang mag-isa. Binyahe ko mula Binangonan hanggang JRU. Unang beses ko noon na bumyahe ng ganon kalayo ng mag-isa. Lakasan na lang ng loob. Wala, kailangan ko talaga e. Hanggang sa nagpasa ako ng requirements at dumating na ang interview.” She said, recalling her scholarship application at JRU.

At some point, Griarte worked as a call center agent to help finance her studies and daily allowance. But despite surviving the stress of work and schooling at the same time, she decided to give up the job after almost 8 months. Then, she worked as student assistant in their school library. But on her last semester, she said she needed to focus on her OJT.

Credit: Cealline Griarte Facebook

With that, we at Taho News congratulate Cealline Griarte for graduating this March. But more than that , we thank her for sharing her very inspiring story. We’re very sure that people who will read this will be inspired. We’re also sure that her parents are very proud of her. She has proven that poverty is never a hindrance to fulfill one’s dreams. Go, girl! 🙂