TROY, Ala. (WIAT) — Graduates all across the state are crossing the stage to get their high school diplomas.
It’s a milestone for many, but for one graduate, this school year was much more challenging than passing final exams.
Jacquerean Marshall received his diploma at Charles Henderson’s graduation Thursday, but getting to this point hasn’t been easy.
Before the start of his senior year, the talented football player had dreams of attending the University of Miami. Those dreams were put on hold when the teen was shot in the head while at a home with other teenagers in Troy.
Through months of recovery, he was able to receive his diploma.
“It was amazing, I’m glad I made it,” said Marshall. “Pray you’ll make it. Everything is going to be OK, just keep praying.”
Jacquerean will be heading to the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind in Talladega to learn the skills to make him college ready. His goal is to still attend the University of Miami.
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