Valedictorian's Accomplishments Spark Outrage On Twitter

| by Brendan Kelly
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An Alabama high school valedictorian is facing backlash after tweeting about her accomplishments following graduation.

On May 17, Mari Filer graduated from her Tuscaloosa, Alabama, high school having accomplished some remarkable things. She has a GPA of 4.56 and has earned over $2 million in scholarships.

"Graduated as valedictorian with a 4.56 GPA, over 24 college credits, and over 2.8 million dollars in scholarships!" the graduate wrote on Twitter. "Shoutout to God."

"This type of success is available to anybody," Filer told WIAT.

Filer was accepted to 39 colleges and universities, ultimately deciding to attend Florida A&M University, her father's alma mater, in Tallahassee, Florida, Mic reports.

After tweeting her accomplishments, Filer was retweeted over 40,000 times. Despite all of her remarkable successes, some Twitter users became skeptical of her claims.

"I don't believe you," one user wrote, according to Mic.

"$2.8 million in scholarships where you going Mars University?" another user responded.

Filer brushed off the criticism, saying she has a message for those who doubt her. 

"God is not done with me yet," she told WIAT.

Sources: WIATMic / Photo Credit: Twitter via Mic

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