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Homeless teen graduating high school with 4.0 GPA

Joshua Reddick, 18, will receive his diploma from Haltom High School Sunday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. Reddick spent much of the last four years homeless, moving from motel to motel room, or crashing on the couch at friends’ homes.

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Reddick's mother was deported to Mexico 11 years ago; his father moved the family from upstate New York to Texas for job opportunities but the family fell on hard economic times.

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In addition to schoolwork, Reddick has two jobs and works 30 hours a week, the Star-Telegram reported. 

Reddick is graduating with honors with a perfect 4.0 GPA and plans to enroll at Austin Community College, then transfer to the University of Texas at Austin.

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