Homeless New Orleans Black Teen Graduates as Valedictorian, And His Story Will Melt Your Heart

June 5, 2024 | The Root (via Microsoft Start)

by Angela Johnson | The Root (featured on Microsoft Start)

A 19-year-old New Orleans student just proved that with hard work and determination, you can overcome almost any obstacle. Elijah Hogan graduated as one of two valedictorians of the class of 2024 at Walter L. Cohen High School. Hogan, who leaves Cohen with a 3.93 GPA and a college scholarship, did it all while living in a homeless shelter.

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