Jacob Hughes had his pick of college athletics scholarships in football and track — Georgia Tech, North Carolina State, Florida State, Georgia Southern and others.
But Hughes, 19, was unable to take advantage of the offers because he didnt have a high school diploma after missing a grade in one class.
On Sunday, Hughes was one of 38 students who received their high school diplomas from E.L. High School Home Study Academy, which was founded by Macon City Councilwoman Elaine Lucas last year. The students took part in a graduation march Sunday evening at New Fellowship Baptist Church.
What brought me here was I missed one class, Hughes said. I was falling behind.
By earning his diploma, Hughes said hell have another opportunity at those scholarship offers.
It means a lot, he said. Everybody deserves