Ashley has always been extremely career-oriented and stressed her need to provide for her daughter Holly. And during tonight's Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant episode, she followed through on her desire for a concrete professional future by graduating from a medical assistant program.
"This is a great example that's being set for Holly," Ashley's teacher Ms. Thomas told her student.
For Ashley, the steps toward obtaining this degree took "determination and discipline."
"With a baby, I managed to shake some ass and get some straight As and raise a brilliant daughter," the Californian said. "I'm very proud of myself."
And when it was time to don that cap -- with the message "Just A Teen Mom" -- and gown, Ashley had her family and mini-me supporting her. But perhaps the most heartwarming moment of all was Ashley taking photographs with Holly post-ceremony -- and the toddler smiling big and "showing teeth." Ashley's very own blessing, who "pushed her hard" to achieve this goal.
Offer your congrats to Ashley in the comments -- and keep watching Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant every Tuesday at 9/8c.