Jacksonville homeless student to graduate as valedictorian despite all odds

Jacksonville homeless student to graduate as valedictorian despite all odds

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Overcoming obstacles is just what A. Philip Randolph senior Martin Folsom does.

Despite living in shelters with his mom, Martin finished top of his class.

Despite being homeless and living in shelters with his mom, Martin finished top of his class -- and while he didn’t get to walk across the stage due to the pandemic, his accomplishments can never be taken away.

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Hear the inspiring story of how Martin overcame every obstacle he’s faced in Action News Jax reporter Dani Bozzini’s story above.