For his “consciousness and steadfastness.”
A 19-year-old teenager from Birmingham, Ala. Cory Patrick got up every day at 04:30 in the morning to get to the bus stop and go from there to school. On the way to the stop, it took him an hour and a half.
On the day of awarding diplomas, on May 21, Patrick also walked to the bus stop, but in the gown of the graduate. He was noticed by the bus driver, photographed and published a picture in Facebook. The photo became popular, and local radio host Ricky Smiley asked local residents to help with the search for a teenager.
The Corey family recently moved to the West End of Birmingham before his graduation year, but the teenager wanted to finish school at his school, and therefore woke up very early every day. Corey told the WBRC that he went to the mantle that day because he was “proud”.
Corey woke up at 4:30 in the morning to get to the stop at 5:41. […] He usually went home about 18: 30-19: 00.
Employees of the radio station found Cory and decided to give him and his family a car for his “consciousness and steadfastness.” The brand of the car is unknown, but it looks like a crossover from Jeep on the radiator grille and bodywork.
Corey is the inspiration for all of us. His insistence on the path to success should be rewarded and noted. Corey teaches us to be persistent and wade through any tests.
Judging by Smiley’s words, the student does not yet have a driver’s license, but the radio host has already found specialists who will help Corey with preparation for the passing of driving exams.