Homeless teen named valedictorian: 'Never let anyone tell you that you can't do something'
Video: In TODAY’s Take, Natalie Morales, Willie Geist, Al Roker and Tamron Hall discuss a Florida student who lost his mother to leukemia, was homeless, and went on to become valedictorian of his class. “When you see a kid like this, it’s incredible,” says Tamron.
"Just never give up,'' Furlong, who has long had that motto written on the bill of his baseball cap, told TODAY.com. "Never let anyone tell you that you can't do something, because I've been told that all my life. People would tell me I wasn't smart enough, and now I'm here at the top of my class."
Furlong, 18, will give the speech to his fellow seniors on graduation day for First Coast High School in Jacksonville on June 4, after finishing with a 4.65 grade-point average.