Teenager, Kevuntez King used hard work, planning, and dedication to earn and save enough money to pay his college tuition to Tennessee State University.
King’s accomplishment is a great example in goal setting and self discipline. While attending Craigmont High School Monday through Friday, King maintained a 4.0 GPA, and actively participated in golf, bowling, and baseball. On Sundays, he sold newspapers. From age 12 to 17, King had one goal in mind: earn enough to pay for his entire college education.
Every Sunday, King stood on street corner in Memphis and sold newspapers. He earned $200 each week and saved $10,400 a year for 5 years straight resulting in $52,000 to pay for his college.
King said he grew up in a single-parent home with his mother, whose influence paved his way to success.
“She just taught me how to be independent like she had it, (and) she just wanted me to go get it myself,” he said.
“When it came down to school, my mom didn’t have to come out of pocket to do anything or I didn’t have to take out any loans to go to school,” he told WHBQ.
“Make sure you surround yourself with people that’s trying to go up in life and not trying to bring you down. Just stay positive and always believe in yourself and push for it.” – Kevuntez King
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