Shortly after Ashsai started attending Damar Charter Academy (DCA) in 2014, her family moved to Richmond, Indiana. Because of the difference they were seeing in her, the family continued to get her to DCA every day for school. When it was finally decided the commute was too much, they let Ashsai move in with her grandmother in Indianapolis; however, that meant the teenager would need to take public transit to school.
And so she has, catching an IndyGo bus by herself each day to ride to and from Damar. Ashai may not be driving the bus, but she’s definitely traveling her own road to remarkable.