http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18825202/?GT1=9951 *from article: DECATUR, Ala. Eleven-year-old D.J. Graffree didn't realize he was a child. For much of his life, he was a cocky kid who didn't need any adults to look after him or tell him what to do. He was always in and out of schools in his small town outside of Jackson, Miss. He spent a lot of times out on the streets. At one point, he slept in a trash bin to stay warm. Yet two weeks ago, D.J. was named Decatur City Schools' Elementary Student of the Year. D.J.'s face was bewildered when the honor was announced at the school system's annual breakfast May 10. His cousin and guardian Patti Lewis' face was first joyful, then tearful. *End snip- more at link above I am so happy that the schools gave him this honor! This is exactly what it takes to keep him driving on. Kudos!