It was graduation day for a Florida high school student known as the "homeless valedictorian."
Griffin Furlong graduated from First Coast High in Jacksonville, Fla. Wednesday with a 4.65 grade point average despite spending part of his school years homeless and struggling to get by.
Furlong's mother died of cancer when he was 6-years-old. He, his father and his older brother spent the next two years living in a homeless shelter before bouncing around different homes and briefly living with his girlfriend's parents.
For a while Furlong and his family had a rental home, but in April, just before finals and AP exams, they were homeless again, reported NBC News.