Who would have thought that a former factory worker, security guard, baker and former janitor could graduate as a Summa Cum Laude of the school.
Many were amazed at the determination shown by 27-year-old Abzonie Reño to reach the dream of graduating from school and overcoming the hardships of life.
Abzonie was the first Summa Cum Laude at Caraga state university in the Bachelor of Science and Secondary Education course, Major in Math.
According to Abzonie’s life story, after graduating from high school in 2008, she left her place in Butuan City to look for a job in Manila to help her family.
Abzonie had a difficult time because he dropped out of school for seven years due to the hardships of life.
After high school, Abzonie worked as a factory worker in Metro Manila. He also became a baker, a security guard at a private school, a janitor and even a houseboy. Abzonie entered to help the family.
Abozonie’s mother is a laundress to support her other siblings especially since their father has left them.
According to Abozonie, he returned to their place in 2015 and sought a scholarship to continue his studies.
Instead of making Abzonie insecure at his age he made it an inspiration to finish school. He also enticed his classmates to study hard.
Of their fifteen friends, ten graduated with honors because of Abzonie’s helpfulness to study well.
Also because of the allowances saved by Abzonie for his scholarship, he was able to build a house for his family, just proof that Abzonie is a good son.
But Abzonie is not done with her hard work because she still plans to get a master’s degree to become a teacher.
Abzonie’s determination garnered positive comments from netizens.
Reign Heart: Salute to this man and it’s a very good news.Something inspiring that reminds me to work hard for my dreams in life.
Erlyd Bondad Dayan: Saludo po ko sau Sir.. Just continue what u’ve started.. God bless u more po…😇This is the start of ur new journey to a better life…
shan tali: napaka bait niyan ni kuya dondon, siya yung guard at helper sa school namin sa spring christian school tapos kada papasok kami babatiin kami ng nakangiti kahit nakakainit ng ulo sa sobrang init ng panahon.
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