Jordan Brown

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Jordan is a rising senior at Florida State University School (Florida High). For the past three summers she has participated in the Tallahassee Future Leaders Academy, a program sponsored by the City to provide paid work experiences for students...

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Josh Weinstein

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Josh grew up a PBS KID. He has been part of the WFSU family since he was 8, helping out while his mom worked. He has worn every PBS character costume, although he considers Cat from Peg + Cat his favorite. Josh is a very creative kid, having recently performed in the Southern Shakespeare Festival play, "As You Like," ...

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Erin Lowe

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This summer before the start of 8th grade, Erin Lowe is hanging out with friends and family. She spent one week at WFSU helping with the summer camps. Erin was born in China and recently had the chance to go back. Some of the food was pretty unusual, including one dish with tentacles!

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Valerie Proctor

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When Valerie Proctor graduated from high school in 1983 she started at Tallahassee Community College but it just wasn’t the right time. She got a job, raised a family and when her children moved out she thought it was time was right to go back to school. This past May she graduated from Thomas University with a BSW degree and plans to pursue a career in social work...

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D'Angelo Datson

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D'Angelo just graduated from Rickards High School and starts at TCC this month. He has big plans that include earning 3 degrees by the time he is 30 and perhaps being a professional athlete. His future, however, didn't always look so bright. In middle school he was confronted with a double barrel shot gun while roaming the streets at night...

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Tanisha Green

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Tanisha is really glad that she made the decision to get her high school diploma versus a GED. As graduation approaches she has decided that wants to do something with her life and not just throw away opportunities. Her mom pushes her and doesn't want Tanisha to go down the path she followed - she wants more for her daughter. Her advice - never give up on life.

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La'Quashai Phillips

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La'Quashai didn't think much about her future when she was younger. She would often skip school and didn't listen to anyone. When she had a daughter, things changed. She knew she had to change. She wants her daughter to look up to her. She came to Success Academy and now will graduate May 15th.

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Antoinette Spradley

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Antoinette's grandmother is the force that kept her in school. And now she is about to graduate. Her grandmother was there when no one else was there for her and kept her out of foster care. Now she wants to go to college and find a way to give back to her grandmother. Her advice to younger students is to stay focused and don't skip school.

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Simron Ward

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Simron is graduating from high school this May. She has taken many routes to get to this point. She was homeschooled her freshmen year with mixed results and fell behind. She hoped to catch up while attending Chiles High School, but found herself further behind. Finally she switched to Success Academy and is now on target to graduate. Listen to find out more about her story.

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Marquiria Owens

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Marquiria has advice for high school students, don't wait until the last minute. Stay on track, keep on going even if you are struggling. She likes to see the good in people and views the world with rainbows and unicorns. But she has a serious side too and is looking to attend Bethune-Cookman and study respiratory therapy.

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Stephen Hernandez

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Stephen is excited to graduate and finish school. He wants to go to TCC to become a nurse. Stephen started a lawn service and he has 10 people working for him. He started it when he was 14. He started it because he wanted some spending money. It has taught him a lot about how to manage money.

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Zackeria Denegall

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Zackeria admits that she had been slacking for many years - not paying attention in class, always on her phone and being the class clown.  Her mom kept pushing her and now she will be graduating from Success Academy in May of 2017. Her mom didn't graduate from high school and she didn't want the same for her daughter. Next Zackeria will try to join the Navy and travel the world. 

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Melchisedec Milton

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His name, Melchisedec, means "king of peace and righteousness." For a long time, he didn't feel like he lived up to his name. School has been a challenge for him until he finally found himself at Success Academy. He finally came to terms with himself and in his own words, "it took me, not anybody else to buckle myself down and actually concentrate and look at my life and what I want to do."

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Christopher Lucas

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Chris is a senior at North Florida Christian and plans to attend Wartburg College in Iowa. He runs the 400 and 800 meter in track and Wartburg offered him a full scholarship considering both his academics and sporting ability. He plans to major in broadcast journalism. After interviewing a winner at a recent race, he realized how much he loved broadcast journalism.

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Terrell Robey

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Terrell Robey attends Lincoln High School and will graduate spring 2017. His mother, a nurse, has influenced his desire to be a doctor. He knows it will be hard but he feels prepared. Terrell recently had one of his art pieces displayed at the Leon County Library. Art helps him express some of his feelings about what is happening in the world.

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