You've heard the story before: a teenage girl gets pregnant and drops out of school to take care of her baby. Loiselle Gonzalez Baez was in the middle of her senior year of high school at City on a Hill Charter School in Roxbury when she gave birth to a baby boy, but she was determined to fulfill a very different narrative. And she did.
Not only did she graduate on time this spring, she finished at the top of her class. We spoke to Loiselle Gonzalez Baez and her school guidance counselor, Katherine Sollazzo, about this accomplishment, and about what comes next for her.
Loiselle Gonzalez Baez, valedictorian for the class of 2015 at City on a Hill Charter School in Roxbury.
Katherine Sollazzo, guidance counselor at City on a Hill Charter School.
This segment aired on July 1, 2015.