Foster Kid Named Valedictorian After His Teacher Takes Him In

(via Amy Krusemark)

(via Amy Krusemark)

GULFPORT, FL — While news articles abound about problems with the foster care system, Robert Hurley's story tells a different tale.

Not only did this foster kid graduate as the valedictorian of his class in May from Boca Ciega High School in Gulfport, Florida, with a 4.66 GPA, but he's been offered full rides to both Yale and Stanford universities.

And he said he owes it all to a teacher who went far beyond her call of duty as an educator when she made the decision to become his foster mother . . .

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