Since she was just 3 years old, Skylar Hughes has pursued dance with passion. She danced, she performed, she taught — but as the years passed, she maintained a stellar educational record, as well.
“Skylar maintains a 4.1 GPA, and received an astonishing score of 33 on her ACT exam,” the GoFundMe page set up for her by family says.
“She was also nominated for the 2020-2021 United States Presidential Scholar Award, and was an Anti-Defamation League ‘No Place for Hate’ Award recipient.”
She is quite an accomplished young lady, and for most of her childhood, she’s had her sights set on Duke University.
But when she was just 11 years old, she had to deal with deep tragedy. Her mother, Rasheda Hughes, who she calls her “biggest inspiration,” passed away following a brain aneurysm and a coma.