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There were times Dorkeria felt like giving up; it just seemed like things weren’t going her way. In fact, due to an extremely challenging set of circumstances, she stopped attending PYB for several weeks. With some encouragement from staff and peers she returned to PYB more committed than ever to meet her goals. Dorkeria was determined to graduate and make a brighter future for herself and her family. Through grit, laser focus, and placing extraordinary effort into every day Dorkeria not only graduated from PYB, but graduated with honors. After graduating, she stepped up to her next challenge and enlisted in the U.S. Army. Dorkeria completed boot camp in South Carolina and is now stationed at Ft. Hood working with a logistics unit. Dorkeria never gave up and has continued her service, just with a broader reach, she is now proudly serving our country.