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University President Offers 8th Grader Full-Ride Scholarship After He Walked 2 Hours To Get To Graduation

A St. Louis, MO, student’s determination has paid off for him in more ways than one. In order to cross the stage and receive his 8th Grade certificate for his graduation, Xavier Jones walked two hours to Harris-Stowe State University, where the ceremony was hosted, according to the university’s Facebook post. Along with his brother and friend, the Yeatman Middle School student traveled from West Florissant and Mimika in North St. Louis City to the university in midtown.

Ngozi Nwanji

May 26, 2023