Three local young ladies win Teen Success scholarships, inspire other teen moms

23ABC's Lindsey Adams hosts Teen Success event
Posted at 8:38 PM, Jun 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-29 23:41:31-04
Three local ladies are on the path to a bright future, earning a very prestigious award last night during the Teen Success Morgan Scholarship Awards event. 
Teen Success is a year-round support group for teen moms in Kern county.
They meet weekly to discuss a number of topics, which include goal-setting, healthy relationships, communication skills, and college and career planning.
Most of the ladies in the group had children in high school, but are in the Teen Success program to help them stay on the right path.
23ABC's Lindsey Adams was the emcee for Tuesday night's event, and spoke to this year's three scholarship winners:
"It's hard staying focused by yourself, so it's nice to have a support team behind you to encourage you to keep going," said two-time scholarship winner Haille West.
"All these girls and I go through the exact same problems, and we kind of lean on each other for support so that's really nice to have," said Gabriela Villasenor, who is also accepting the Morgan Scholarship for the second year in a row. 
"Seeing all the other girls going to school made me want to go back, so I enrolled, and have been going to school since the beginning of this year," added Adriana Gonzalez, who is a mother to two twin girls. This is her first time receiving the Morgan Scholarship.