MCKINNEY, TX -- For Larissa Martinez, graduating high school meant way more than a piece of paper.
"Everything is possible," Martinez said. "Until a week ago, I was just one more student."
That's because the McKinney Boyd High's Valedictorian pulled off a real class act in front of hundreds during her graduation speech.
"After all of these years, I have finally mustered up the courage to stand before you and share a struggle I have to deal with each and every day. I am one of the 11-million undocumented immigrants living in the shadows of the United States," Martinez confessed in front of her fellow peers and faculty.
Larissa and her family have been living here illegally for the past seven years.
"The fear is always going to be there until the day I have my citizenship, or at least my residency, but I feel proud to be standing up for my people," Martinez told NewsFix in an exclusive interview.
Despite earning a 4.95 GPA, she's received mixed reactions on social media.
"A lot of people have been contacting me," Martinez added. "They have been sending me a lot of messages telling me they're proud, but there have also been a lot of negative comments on the videos."
No matter what grade you think Martinez should get for her big reveal, she's college bound headed to Yale in the fall on a full-ride scholarship.
"I'm really excited to go to Yale, and at the same time, I'm really sad that I'm leaving my life here," she said.
Before she takes the next big step in life, there's one more assignment she wants to take on.
"I would love to meet Donald Trump," she said. "I would just like to know his point of view on things and where he got the idea that us Mexicans are the way he portrays us."
"I'll try to explain to him what it's like to be an undocumented immigrant and try to go through the process and get residency and show him how hard it really is!"
Well, they do say the world is your stage, and Martinez decided to use her moment to try and change it!
Check out her full speech...
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