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Aliyah Glover, the daughter of a detained murderer, refused to become another statistic. She graduated cum laude and followed a full trip to the university

& # 39; I would not be what the statistics said I would be & # 39 ;: daughter, 17, of detained murderer graduating cum laude and being sent to school in full

  • Texas teen Aliyah Glover received a full scholarship for Texas A&M University
  • She was only two years old when her father was sentenced to life imprisonment
  • Joe Grover killed a Wah-Lee supermarket employee during a 2003 raid
  • Glover's mother was left to raise their four children alone, which helped motivate Glover to face the odds
  • Research has shown that children of detained parents are six times more likely to be detained themselves
  • Glover became captain of her swimming team and won the 2019 Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year from San Antonio
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The daughter of a detained murderer refuses to become a different statistic, graduates from high school and receives a full scholarship.

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Research shows that children of detained parents are six times more likely to be detained themselves. They also have a much higher risk of depression, drug use and teenage pregnancies.

It was a fate that Aliyah Glover, 17, refused to accept.

The teenager, who dreamed of being a neuroscientist or cardiologist, became captain of her swimming team and graduated cum laude from Stevens High School this week.

She was also called San Antonio & # 39; s 2019 Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year and earned a full scholarship for Texas A&M University.

Aliyah Glover, the daughter of a detained murderer, refused to become another statistic. She graduated cum laude and followed a full trip to the university

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Aliyah Glover, the daughter of a detained murderer, refused to become another statistic. She graduated cum laude and followed a full trip to the university

Glover was called San Antonio's 2019 Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year

Glover was called San Antonio's 2019 Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year

She has earned a full scholarship for Texas A&M University

She has earned a full scholarship for Texas A&M University

Glover was named San Antonio & # 39; s 2019 Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year and earned a full scholarship to Texas A&M University

Glover was barely a year old when her father Joe Grover was arrested in 2003.

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He was attracted by the police while he was in the car with his wife and four children. The whole family followed him to the station, where during a robbery he would admit that he had killed an employee at a Wah-Lee supermarket.

Glover's father was charged with murder. She was just two and a half years old when he was sentenced to life imprisonment.

& # 39; I was more likely to be a teenage parent, drop out of school, or locked up, just like my dad, & # 39; Glover said I LOVE this week.

Glover was two and a half years old when her father, Joe Grover, was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2003 for murdering an employee at a Wah-Lee supermarket during a robbery

Glover was two and a half years old when her father, Joe Grover, was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2003 for murdering an employee at a Wah-Lee supermarket during a robbery

Glover was two and a half years old when her father, Joe Grover, was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2003 for murdering an employee at a Wah-Lee supermarket during a robbery

Glover credits her mother, who had to raise her four children (shown together) for 16 years alone, as her motivation
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Glover credits her mother, who had to raise her four children (shown together) for 16 years alone, as her motivation

Glover credits her mother, who had to raise her four children (shown together) for 16 years alone, as her motivation

& # 39; I would not be what the statistics said I would be. I wanted to prove that they were wrong. & # 39;

& # 39; I wanted to be someone who can motivate others who come from a background like me to do the same as I did & # 39 ;, she added.

Glover credits her mother, who had to raise her four children alone, as her motivation.

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& # 39; I have always blamed her for my life or what it was like at the time & # 39 ;, said Glover. & # 39; I have never really seen what she was doing for my future. & # 39;

Glover first started swimming when she was seven years old and soon excelled in sport. She became the captain of her swimming team

Glover first started swimming when she was seven years old and soon excelled in sport. She became the captain of her swimming team

Glover first started swimming when she was seven years old and soon excelled in sport. She became the captain of her swimming team

Grover was one of the 20 largest students in her class when she graduated. She dreams of being a neuroscientist or cardiologist

Grover was one of the 20 largest students in her class when she graduated. She dreams of being a neuroscientist or cardiologist

Grover was one of the 20 largest students in her class when she graduated. She dreams of being a neuroscientist or cardiologist

Glover was also involved with the Young Achievers, Keystone and Torch Club in high school, as well as a program that encouraged girls to explore STEM fields
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Glover was also involved with the Young Achievers, Keystone and Torch Club in high school, as well as a program that encouraged girls to explore STEM fields

Glover was also involved with the Young Achievers, Keystone and Torch Club in high school, as well as a program that encouraged girls to explore STEM fields

Glover first started swimming when she was seven years old and soon excelled in sport.

She has broken several local records and led her team to qualify for state competitions. Glover even met Olympic Michael Phelps.

Glover was also involved in the Young Achievers, Keystone and Torch clubs in high school, as well as a program that encouraged girls to explore STEM fields.

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The teenager said she has learned that nothing is impossible wherever you come from.

& # 39; Never give up and always believe in yourself, & # 39; she said. & # 39; Look for people who want to see you succeed. & # 39;

The teenager said she has learned that nothing is impossible wherever you come from

The teenager said she has learned that nothing is impossible wherever you come from

The teenager said she has learned that nothing is impossible wherever you come from

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