Great Graduates 2020: Corinthea Hensley

Hensley plans on going to San Antonio College, then UTSA to study psychology

Before Spring Break and before the coronavirus pandemic, Corinthea Hensley graduated from high school.

SAN ANTONIO – Before Spring Break and before the coronavirus pandemic, Corinthea Hensley graduated from high school.

“I motivated myself because I wanted to be able to graduate and it made me, I guess, realize my potential,” said Hensley.

Susan Theis, Allison Steele Learning Academy counselor, said Corinthea Hensley is a very passionate and motivated student.

“Corinthea is an amazing student,” said Theis. "She is talented. She’s creative, hard working. She is kind, just a big heart.

Hensley plans on going to San Antonio College and then to UTSA to study psychology.

"I realized if I can get past, you know, what I'm going through, I can I can use this to help other people," said Hensley. "And, that's why I wanted to get into psychology."

Although Hensley has a bright future ahead of her, she tells us there were times in her life when it was difficult to move forward.

"I was bullied in middle school," Hensley. "And, I went through some other things."

"Corinthea has had dark times," said Theis. "She has been through a pretty rough road, taken some hits, through no fault of her own, but she has her sights set on a bright future. She's had, you know, foster care workers, shelter workers, case managers involved in her life."

“That day that I finished everything and I graduated and they gave me my transcript, it was it was an amazing feeling,” said Hensley. “I like I finally got through this, my hard work paid off and that was awesome.”


About the Author:

Stephanie Serna is a weekday anchor on Good Morning San Antonio and GMSA at 9 a.m. She joined the KSAT 12 News team in November 2009 as a general assignments reporter.