graduation

Homeless Valedictorian Amazes All

It’s hard being a teenager.  There are lots of distractions that keep teenagers from getting good grades.  Here is a story of a boy that had alots of distractions.  Not the normal teenage distractions.  He lost his mother to cancer when he was 6 years old . Soon with his father and brother he became homeless and lived  in and out of different shelters.  In April just before finals and AP exams Griffin found himself homeless again.  But through it all Griffin Furlong was named Valedictorian of his high school.  Not only is graduating but Furlong was managed to earn a 4.65 GPA and was accepted to Florida State University. What an amazing story of an unbelievable young man.  Through all his ups and downs he never missed a day of school. His friends set up an online fund raising campaign that earned over $95,000 to help pay for college.  Griffin was overwhelmed and only wished that he could have his mom hear his speech.  He finished his speech with “It is amazing what you can do with your life, if you have motivation, ambition and a purpose”.  Way to go Griffin.  We wish you sucess in college and in life.

Have a GREAT day…by making it a great day for someone else!!!

Your friends at A Little Good News

Homeless valedictorian

 

Soldier Surprises Daughter at Graduation

There is nothing better than watching your child graduate.   Thank you to Mark B. for this story.  This is a special graduation for Taylor Crafton a North Dakota high school student.  Her father, Chris Crafton is deployed overseas.  He has been deployed 9 times since she was three.  He has missed many special events during her life.  A friend of the family had a cut out picture made for Taylor so she could see her father there at her graduation.  To surprise the entire family (not just Taylor but her mom too) he was waiting backstage as they announced her name to recieve her diploma.

Don’t you just love these reunion stories?  I sure do.  I can’t get enough of these.  It was great that he was not only able to be there but was also able to surprise the entire family.  You can sure see the joy in her face when she sees her dad and when she talks about him afterwards.

Thanks again to Mark B for sharing this story.  Do you have a story to share- one that will bring joy to others who watch it?  Please send it our way and we will share it for you.  Just send it to alittlegoodnewsmail@gmail. com or message us on our facebook page.

Have a GREAT day…by making it a great day for someone else!!!

Your friends at A Little Good News

soldier surprises daughter at graduation

Deaf Valedictorian Delivers a Powerful Message

As the school year comes to a close we salute the seniors who have now graduated and are moving on to their college years.  Thank you to Denise S.  for sending us this story.

Here is a story about a young man who has overcome many obstacles to become the Harrison High School Valedictorian.  Evan Mercer is an amazing young man.  What a wonderful can do attitude.  We can all learn from him.  This young man was born deaf even though it was not discovered until he was 4. He talks about the challenge of taking seven years to master saying a simple three word sentence.  He states over and over again…Don’t give up.  Don’t let the opinions of others hold you back.  What a power message delivered by a remarkable young person.  Deafness didn’t stop him.  Don’t let your obstacles stand in your way of achieving your goals.  Take a lesson from a young person wise beyond his years. Congratulations to Evan and all the other high school seniors as you complete this phase of your lives.  You have a lot of life ahead of you.  Live it wise and well.

Have a GREAT day…by making it a great day for someone else!!!

Your friends at A Little Good News

deaf valedictorian gives powerful message

 

Paralized Teen Athlete walks for Graduation

Thanks to Danielle C. for telling us about a paralized teen athelete from Ponderosa High School in Shingle Springs, California.  Zachary Pickett was a lifeguard and water polo player. Twenty Two months ago Zachary was injured when he dove into a take and hit a sandbar he could not see.  He was paralized from the waist down.  Fearing things would never be the same he worked hard to get his life back.  He worked with a physical therapist and was able to get back in the pool and start playing water polo again.  he continue to train with the goal of being able to walk to receive his diploma.   Just recently he was able to accomplish his goal and to the amazement of the student body Zachary walked with a cane and received his diploma.  He will soon be headed to the University of Southern California to attend college.

What an amazing young man. This just goes to show that you should never give up.  Somethings may seem impossible and somethings may not return to the way they were but you should alway try to reach your goals.

Have you heard of an inspiring story or just some great news you would like us to share?  Send it to us on our facebook page A Little Good News  or email us at alittegoodnewsmail@gmail.com.  We would love to share your stories.

Have a GREAT day…by making it a great day for someone else!!!

Your friends at A Little Good News

Paralized teen walks for graduation