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8-year-old girl wins $10K scholarship award to study at University of Texas, sets record as youngest winner

Jordin Phipps, an amazing 8-year-old, set a record at the University of Northern Texas by being the institution’s youngest-ever recipient of the Presidential Excellence Scholarship.

After a video of Jordin Philpps reciting her daily mantra for motivation went viral and attracted the attention of university administration, she was given the $10,000 award.

Her mother recorded her as she and her classmates at Watson Technology Center in Garland, Texas, the United States, repeated the inspirational message each day. The inspirational saying reads:

“I will start my day in a positive way! I will be respectful with the words that I say. I will pay attention and I will do my best and I will study hard for every test!”

“I am smart. I am a leader. Failure is not an option for me. Success is only moments away,” Jordin read in the video.

She was wearing a University of North Texas T-shirt in the video and also added to her speech saying: “I have the attitude of a North Texas Eagle.”

Jordin’s mom, Nichole Smith, who is an Alumnus of the University of Northern Texas posted the video on Facebook and later got contacted by the University. “They contacted me on Wednesday and said they wanted to present her with a scholarship,” Nicole Smith narrated.

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