Chavez’s Own Troy Johnson’s — Beat the Odds Scholarship Recipient

The Children's Defense Fund Beat the Odds program honors outstanding high schools students who have overcome tremendous adversity, demonstrated academic excellence and given back to their communities. Started in 1990, the program identifies and rewards young people who have experienced significant hardship in their lives and supports and trains them to become future leaders in adulthood. Troy received one of five awards, Wednesday November 16, 2016 in a ceremony at Washington D.C.'s Newseum. View Troy's inspirational video featuring Troy and his Parkside High School teacher, Ms. Shenise Miller.

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