Oprah Winfrey

The bumpy road to perseverance

Did living with her dad really change things?

Oprah went to live with her dad again after her mom couldn’t handle her anymore. When Oprah went to with her dad she started to take her education much more serious than she use too. Her good years started at East High School in Nashville. Oprah moving to her dad’s house caused her to get good grades because her father and her stepmom guided and encouraged her. Oprah earned good grades and made honor roll. Oprah also became very active in drama and speaking circles. She was also elected to become president of the student council. One thing that was important was that at the age of sixteen Oprah Winfrey won an Elks Club oratorical contest. The effect guaranteed her a full college scholarship. Oprah persevered through the tough times to cause her to end up having a great education
Oprah’s mom never really had time to take care of her because she was always working. When her mom wasn’t watching her Oprah was trying to get her mom to pay attention to her. The things Oprah would do to get her mom to pay attention was that she would steal from her mother's purse, she was destructive, and even ran away from home. This became a huge problem for Oprah. Oprah went from being a noble child who was never really bad to now being a really destructive child. Vernita Lee, Oprah’s mother finally didn’t want to deal with Oprah anymore. Her solution to this problem was to send Oprah to go live with her dad. It must have been a great solution because Oprah says that when her father took her in it changed her life in a good way

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Oprah’s mom never really had time to take care of her because she was always working. When her mom wasn’t watching her Oprah was trying to get her mom to pay attention to her. The things Oprah would do to get her mom to pay attention was that she would steal from her mother's purse, she was destructive, and even ran away from home. This became a huge problem for Oprah. Oprah went from being a noble child who was never really bad to now being a really destructive child. Vernita Lee, Oprah’s mother finally didn’t want to deal with Oprah anymore. Her solution to this problem was to send Oprah to go live with her dad. It must have been a great solution because Oprah says that when her father took her in it changed her life in a good way
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