Each month on the blog we will feature one of the eight winning essays from the TeenNow California 2012 Scholarships for pregnant and parenting teens throughout California. The essays are simultaneously inspiring and heartbreaking; each lends insight into trials of adolescent childbearing and the need for continued support for young families. This month’s featured essay by Celeste Walker was the Region 2 winner, earning the student $300 towards her education. Walker plans to study at De Anza College this fall. We wish her the best of luck!! Thank you to TeenNow member Elisa Singh for sponsoring.