Remember the viral service crew who graduated Magna Cum Laude? She’s now part of the Army

  • Cherry Toledo became viral last year for graduating Magna Cum Laude despite being a working student
  • She worked night shift at McDonald’s
  • This time, Cherry shared that is now part of the Philippine Army

Cherry Toledo was the service crew who became viral last 2019 when she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Adding to her achievements, she’s now proud to be part of the Philippine Army.

Image by Cherry Toledo via Facebook

Cherry surprised many when she shared how thankful she is to be part of the Philippine Army’s Class Baghawian.

Cherry wrote on Facebook, “Started from the bottom now we here! They never thought that the future leader of the Philippine Army shall emerge from a small lady like me. To my dearest classmates turned siblings, stay alive!”

Back in 2019, Cherry was lauded by many netizens when she graduated college as Magna cum laude despite being a working student as a McDonalds service crew. She finished with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of San Jose Recoletos in Cebu City.

At 18 years old, Cherry lived with her grandmother as her parents could no longer support her. Initially, her aunt paid for her tuition fees so she could continue her studies until the support ended due to unfortunate circumstances.

Despite being a recipient of a scholarship from Aboitiz, Cherry still needed money for her daily expenses and boarding house.

Image by Cherry Toledo via Facebook

Cherry didn’t let poverty get in the way of her dream of finishing college. While she studied in the morning, she worked night shift at McDonald’s. She goes to work at 6PM and finishes 12 midnight.

With hard work and sheer determination, Cherry graduated cum laude. On her graduation photo, she posed wearing her service crew uniform to inspire everyone with the hard work she put into achieving her dream.