Bethea is a fourteen year old girl who lives in South Carolina who
letter to President Barack Obama, about the deteriorating conditions in
Ty’Sheoma goes to the J.V Martin Junior High School in Dillon, South
Ty’Sheoma’s principal thought that letter was important information.
principal actually sent the letter electronically to President Obama.
Obama received the letter, he thought it was very important information
mentioned it in his initial speech to Congress. Ty’Sheoma was invited
joint session of Congress and was able to sit next to First Lady,
Ty’Sheoma Bethea has made an impact on society by highlighting the need for all children to have excellent schools. She has also proved that young people can make a big difference. By supporting her school, Ty’Sheoma provided a voice for many children in our country. However Ms. Bethea doesn’t want anyone to view her classmates as untrained or lacking the skills to succeed. In fact, Ty’Sheoma Bethea stated, "People are starting to see my school as a hopeless, uneducated school which we are not." As a result of all her hard work, Ty’Sheoma Bethea has been honored with the Super Kid Award by the James Stephens Scholarship Foundation.