August’s honorary diploma

For August’s story, go to A Life Beyond Reason

August was given an honorary diploma at the Mt. Herman graduation ceremony on May 29th, 2014.  With Duval County Public Schools superintendent Nikolai Vitti in attendance, Paula Wright, school board member representing district 4, gave Chris Gabbard his son’s diploma.


Chris also received this:


This video’s first minute captures the Mt. Herman ceremony:

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August’s friend Brandon Callahan after the ceremony:



  1. Cindy Pickett · · Reply

    It was an awesome day! So very honored to be a part of it!! <3!!

    1. I was great seeing you, Cindy! Have a wonderful summer. See you at SAC in the fall.

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