Trameka Pope had to overcome a lot during her adolescent years, but not only did she exceed expectations, she blew them completely out of the water!
The recent grad started her high school career off a little different than her peers — a homeless youth with a pregnancy before she even began Freshman year — but that didn't hold her back.
Despite the stereotypes that go with being a teenage mother, this teen mom was able to not only graduate, but she was the Valedictorian of her class!
Trameka just graduated from Wendell Phillips High in Chicago this past week, and her outstanding grades and extracurriculars as a cheerleader and AP student earned her an unbelievable number of scholarships.
The brunette shared a sweet photo with her former flame and penned a heartbreaking caption in his memory.
The late sports star's longtime love reflected on their time together, writing:
"My deepest love goes out to those who saw jose as more than an athlete, but as a passionate, raw human being. The heart break is unbearable. There was so much more to him than anyone could even begin to understand. I'm fortunate enough to have loved and be loved by jose, and his family, for over 3 crazy beautiful years."
Miz Mendoza admitted she will always love the 24-year-old, and told her followers to never take moments with their loved ones for granted, adding: