- A homeless boy from Florida, Martin Folsom, is graduating from high school as the valedictorian of his class
- The 18-year-old boy was also very charismatic as he served as the president of the class from his freshman to senior year
- Folsom plans to attend Valdosta State University in Georgia to study accounting and finance
Martin Folsom, an 18-year old high school senior student from Florida, has achieved an amazing feat after he graduated at the top of his class despite being homeless over the years.
A report sighted by Briefly.co.za on Blacknews.com indicates that Folsom graduated from A. Philip Randolph Career Academies in Jacksonville.
It is also reported that apart from just excelling in academics, Folsom was also very charismatic as he served as the president of the class from his freshman to senior year and was the pillar his mates leaned on for advice and more despite his homelessness.
Speaking about his achievement, Folsom indicated that he has had the passion to excel regardless of all the hurdles and he is excited to realize that all the efforts he made were worth it.
In Folsom's own words:
“It’s been a rocky road, a lot of hardships. But seeing myself now about to graduate, about to go to college — it feels good knowing all the stuff I’ve done was worth it.”
Moreover, Folsom plans to attend Valdosta State University in Georgia to study accounting and finance. He is apparently the first one in their family to enter college.
Meanwhile, Ms Akilah Moore, a security officer and parent at Howard University Middle School of Math & Science in the United States has narrated her powerful grass-to-grace story.
The full inspirational story of the officer who turns out to be a single mother of three was sighted by Briefly.co.za on the official Facebook handle of Unsung Heroes.
According to the hardworking mother, she dropped out of high school when she got pregnant with her first child and had to make ends meet for the child since the father had left.
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