May 24, 2011
Emi Stacklie and Payson Herring are ready to graduate, after having overcome daunting obstacles.
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Graduation nears for students who persevered despite chaos and carnage
In the summer after fifth-grade, Payson Herring found himself on the streets, living behind dingy car washes and eating stale food out of dumpsters. With both of his parents in jail and no one to look after him, he barely survived.