Skip to comments.Homeless student named valedictorian
Posted on 05/27/2014 6:41:14 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
Griffin Furlong lost his mother to leukemia at age 6, and soon after that, lived with his father and older brother in a homeless shelter for two years in Louisville, KY....
A month ago, with finals and AP tests still ahead, he found himself homeless again.
His girlfriend's mother put him up for three weeks, then he moved in with an aunt and uncle.
Through all this, he ended up with a 4.65 GPA and will graduate as valedictorian on June 4.
(Excerpt) Read more at m.wdam.com ...
Father and two sons in homeless shelter ... Now that’s a family
Nice young man. Full of character and determination. Loves his family. Works hard. All the things that 0 hates and doesn’t care to understand.
He was homeless from the age 7-9 and then for 1 month at 18. Am I getting this? And this requires a full “homeless” tag?
re: And this requires a full homeless tag?
I agree. It doesn’t require the full homeless tag. However, his home situation has definitely been unstable. God bless him for hanging in there with his studies. Its too bad he is not from a favored minority group. If he had been he would get to take his pick of full-ride scholarships.
he is going to college and his brother will be graduating from college... good on them i say...
His mom died from leukemia when he was six. I praise dad for sticking it out.
There has been a happy update to the story. See: http://www.reviewjournal.com/trending/good-news/internet-funds-homeless-valedictorian-s-college-education
Money has been raised online to help finance his college education.