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Sen18r Spotlight: Marcus Harris

This month, I'd like to highlight some very deserving seniors of the graduating class of 2018. These students have excelled in academics, been very active in their school's student life and have completed the toughest stages of their lives thus far.

This week, we shine a light on two of my very special humans. First up is a young man that I consider my own child. I met him when I was coaching the flag team at my alma mater. He was in the 7th grade and in the band. Now he's graduating!

Marcus Harris is an year old graduating senior at Huntington High School in Shreveport, Louisiana. When asked to describe the last four years of his life, he stated that he sees it as a test. "Some things passed and some things failed." But he's most grateful for God. "Without him, I wouldn't have made it to this point in my life."

Marcus, a 3.0 student, says that his best times in high school have been accounted to being a member of the Huntington High School "Raider Jukebox" Marching Band. He's learned how to lead without having the title and became a better person as a result of it.

His future plans are to attend Jackson State University and major in Mass Communications. He's also received a scholarship to march in the Jackson State "Sonic Boom of South" Marching Band, where he'll play the trumpet.

Marcus on the campus of Jackson State University

Marcus graduates on May 12, 2018 in downtown Shreveport at the Shreveport Convention Center. The advice that Marcus would give to incoming freshman and the class of 2019 is to focus on yourself and beware of the one's you call your friends.

I'm beyond proud of the young man that he's become and I wish him well in everything that he does in the future. I know that he'll be successful. Well, that kicks off the first of this 5 part series celebrating some amazing graduates. Who's next? I guess we'll see. Until next time...


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