After graduating from high school at the top of her class and announcing her intention to attend Harvard University, a Texas girl who was born in prison is making a name for herself.

On Thursday night, Aurora Sky Castner graduated third in her class from Conroe High School, 18 years after being born in the Galveston County Jail.

When Castner was born, her mother was incarcerated. Since the day Castner’s father adopted her as a newborn from the prison and raised her alone, she has not participated in her daughter’s life.

The teen hopes to study law when she enrols at the Ivy League school, where she was later admitted through early action.