PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A Philadelphia student who grew up in homeless shelters is proving you can overcome a challenging childhood.READ MORE: Nicetown-Tioga Shooting Leaves 29-Year-Old Dead, Police Say
Richard Jenkins graduated as Valedictorian from Girard College on Thursday.Photographer Captures Moment Pennsylvania State Trooper Rescues Family And Dog From Flooding
This fall he is going to Harvard University on a full scholarship.
Despite his situation, Jenkins excelled academically.
He delivered an inspiring message to classmates.MORE NEWS: Phillies Pitcher Archie Bradley Donates Puppies To Become K-9s
Jenkins plans to study computer science.