From Homeless To Valedictorian

How a student at Florida's First Coast High School's did the unthinkable.
1:29 | 05/29/14

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This is world news beyond the headlines we have just met. An incredible young man just turned eighteen years old. His name is Griffin -- -- long and he is the valedictorian at first coast high school here in Jacksonville Florida. And what many of his students and many of his teachers are learning. Is that he has been homeless for a number of years and was recently homeless. Just as far back as just one month ago when he and his father were evicted from their home. He's been living at times with -- girlfriends parents. There were times where he lived in shelters. Where he did his homework -- uncomfortable places. But still -- -- despite all of that to not only become valedictorian of his class. But having enough pre credit college hours to basically -- given -- whole first semester of college. This is a story of perseverance. And he told us that the reason why he got the grades he did. Was to escape the circumstance. I'm Steve listen -- you can follow me on Twitter. -- -- -- --

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