'Determination and will': Orange County teen graduates early, starts boutique, trades stocks

Carter says she is hoping to be a lawyer, and maybe expand her clothing business.

News 12 Staff

Feb 26, 2021, 1:52 PM

Updated 1,238 days ago

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A teen from Orange County is embodying the term "go-getter" - even during the pandemic.
Within the last year, 17-year-old Dejanae Carter graduated Middletown High School early, started her own online boutique clothing business and began trading stocks during the summer - all while holding another job.
She says being extremely organized helped, while following her mother's work ethic.
"Seeing her with that determination and will, it was kind of always instilled with me. You know, work hard, and always make sure that you're pushing yourself to your greatest potential," she says.
Carter says she is hoping to be a lawyer, and maybe expand her clothing business.


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