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It’s been a road of ups and downs for 19-year-old Elijah Hogan, but he’s coming out on top as Valedictorian of his high school in New Orleans. Part of the obstacles he’s had to overcome included living in a homeless shelter. 

Elijah’s mom passed away when he was 8 and for the last year and a half, he’s been a resident at a shelter for homeless youth called Covenant House. He graduated with a 3.89 GPA and will attend Xavier University.

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