‘It means a lot’: Teen experiencing homelessness to become valedictorian

A Florida teen experiencing homelessness doesn’t let any obstacles get in the way of his education — he’s going to be valedictorian of his graduating class. Martin Folsom has worked hard to earn his high school cap and gown, having experienced homelessness throughout his childhood, WFOX-TV reported.”It means a lot,” Folsom told the TV station. “And it gives me a sense of all I’ve done and all I have accomplished was worth it.”His hardships continued during his four years at Philip Randolph Career Academy in Jacksonville, Florida. But his mom has always been there to support him.”She has been the person that whenever I did, end up getting upset or whenever I needed somebody to laugh with or talk to she was always there,” he said. “She was always encouraging me. As far as I know, I’m the first person in my family to actually get a college degree.”He plans to attend Valdosta State University in Georgia has aspirations to work for the FBI after he graduates.Watch the video above to learn more about this story.

A Florida teen experiencing homelessness doesn’t let any obstacles get in the way of his education — he’s going to be valedictorian of his graduating class.

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Martin Folsom has worked hard to earn his high school cap and gown, having experienced homelessness throughout his childhood, WFOX-TV reported.

“It means a lot,” Folsom told the TV station. “And it gives me a sense of all I’ve done and all I have accomplished was worth it.”

His hardships continued during his four years at Philip Randolph Career Academy in Jacksonville, Florida. But his mom has always been there to support him.

“She has been the person that whenever I did, end up getting upset or whenever I needed somebody to laugh with or talk to she was always there,” he said. “She was always encouraging me. As far as I know, I’m the first person in my family to actually get a college degree.”

He plans to attend Valdosta State University in Georgia has aspirations to work for the FBI after he graduates.

Watch the video above to learn more about this story.