West Palm Beach foster students receive laptop & $500

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - Students, overcoming challenges outside of the classroom, received a surprise in the form of $500 and a laptop. More than a dozen students were honored at Childnet in West Palm Beach Thursday morning.

The group helps kids who have either been neglected or abused. Each of the students are in the foster care system, and they all have their high school diplomas or GED.

Students, like Billy Southard, say getting to this point wasn't easy. "I've had my ups and downs. I've had a lot of downs, but a lot of ups, but I've always come back up in the end."

Billy is enrolling at Palm Beach State this fall.

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