LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Kentucky student was diagnosed with dyslexia and held back in second grade, but in two weeks she will graduate as one of her high school’s 10 valedictorians.
“I’m looking into maybe nursing or education,” Broyles told the television station.
Broyles said she had trouble adjusting at Brown when she was in kindergarten.
"In kindergarten, in first grade, school was supposed to be something fun for you to learn, but it was really hard for me and it really wasn't enjoyable," she told WAVE.
Broyles’ fortunes changed after she was diagnosed with dyslexia. She was left back in the second grade and transferred to a private school. Then, she returned to Brown because “It’s always been like a home to me.”
Brown began excelling in her work, learning a second language. In middle school she began tutoring younger students, WAVE reported.
“Sometimes I think ‘Kendahl, I want to be like you when I grow up,'" Spanish teacher Heather Anderson told the television station. “She’s amazing.”
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