KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- After retiring from World-Wide Foreign Service one woman unexpectedly found a new career raising her granddaughter.
Julieta Carson says that even before her granddaughter Jeena Carson was named an all-star scholar-athlete for 2015, she was a star to her.
"I know she deserves it because of the work she's put into it," Julieta said.
In addition to being named an all-star, Jeena has many more academic honors and sports awards such as lettering in basketball, volleyball and soccer. She is also a member of the National Honor Society.
" I just prayed so hard and thank God for everything she has done," Julieta said.
Jeena attributes her many awards including her diploma after graduating from Cristo Rey High School to the way her grandmother
"She said, 'I am so proud of you Jeena I can't believe it,' ... I will remember that for the rest of my life," Jeena said.
After high school Jeena plants to study sports medicine at Culver Stockton.
"I want to help people recover from their injuries because seeing a smile on someone's face can make my day," Jeena said.