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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.

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Homeless Students Gives Valedictorian Speech

What an accomplishment!!  This is a story about Rashema Melson from Washington DC.  Rashema was selected by her school to be the valedictorian of her high school graduating class.  She is alot like most students in her class.  What makes her different is that Rashema is homeless and for the last 3 years lives in a homeless shelter with her family.  Not only was she selected as valedictorian but she also received a full ride scholarship to Georgetown University.  We all wish the best for her and hope that she graduates from Georgetown with a medical degree and fulfills her dream of becoming a forensic pathologist.  What an accomplishment she has made already and with the attitude and support she has received we are certain that she will accomplish these goals.  What an amazing young lady.  How did she do it?  With determination and support of her family and her school.  I am sure there were a lot of teachers that without their support she might have faultered.  Thank you to the teachers and her supporters.

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Homeless Student gives valedictorian speech