A Texas teen has overcome tremendous odds to graduate high school with a perfect grade-point average.
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.
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.
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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