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Valedictorian: Foster kid taken in by teacher

 (Alex Millman via AP)
(Alex Millman via AP)

ST. PETERSBURG — When she first got the email about her student, Amy Krusemark was perplexed.

Robert Hurley, a tall freshman with a messy bun of curls in her geometry class at Boca Ciega High, would have to move away soon. He had been living in a St. Petersburg foster home, and the managers in charge of his case were pushing to relocate him.

“It seems pretty preposterous that someone so sweet and loving would be in a system so long,” Krusemark remembered thinking.

A former foster parent herself, with two open rooms at home, she thought about it some more. Then she approached Hurley.

“I want to help you be you,” she told him.

Read more by DIVYA KUMAR at Daytona Beach News-Journal

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