(VIDEO) Brianna Clark, a political science major, is set to graduate from Texas Tech in December 2017.
The future looks bright for Brianna Clark. She'll soon earn a degree from Texas Tech and plans to attend law school after graduation. But life wasn't always easy for Brianna, who didn't learn to read until she was in the second grade.
"It felt like I was having to work twice as hard all the time," she said. "It was really difficult coming home and having to stay at the table for three or four hours just to catch up on everything that (for) other kids was taking 30 minutes."
A slow start in school didn't stop Brianna from finding success as a Red Raider though. In fact, she earned a 4.0 grade point average four consecutive semesters at Texas Tech.
"It took a lot of hard work," she added. "There was a lot of staying in on Saturday nights."