Missouri boy walks 6.5 miles to eighth grade graduation

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Xavier Jones, 14, recently walked 6.5 miles from North St. Louis to Harris Stowe State University to attend his eighth-grade graduation, because his family was without a car.

The walk was 2 ½ hours, and the shoes that he walked in had holes in the bottom and holes in the top. Xavier was determined to not let that stop him.

Upon learning about what happened, Harris-Stowe State University presented Xavier with a full-ride scholarship to college.

Learn more about what helps motivate Xavier by watching the video from KSDK.