17-Year-Old Credits Late Mother For Him Graduating A Year Early And Getting Accepted Into His Dream Schools


August 2, 2021

He’s got an angel looking out for him!

A 17-year-old teen is graduating a year early after getting accepted to his top schools, crediting his late mother for motivating him to see it through.


KJ Morgan is an accomplished student, recently taking to Facebook to share his accolades with the world and pen a special heartfelt message to his late mother. The Georgia teen was an honor society member and juggled dual enrollment in high school, all while working to become a paraprofessional. This year, Morgan was able to graduate a year early, receiving an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education in addition to recording the highest average in his dual enrollment algebra course.

The teen also maintained a job doing hair daily and vlogging on YouTube. He was accepted into all three of his top colleges and finished school with 26 credits. This fall, he will be enrolling in college as a sophomore, with all of his core freshman classes already completed. Morgan penned a note to his late mother, crediting her for motivating him to work hard and accomplish all he has.

“May 12, 2019, at 10 am, I seen my mom take her last breath. She was my best friend. My hype man. My partner [in] crime. My everything. We always talked about how she was gonna be screaming, and I was gonna be crying at graduation…Here I am…walking the stage…without my best friend. I’m doing this for you, ma. I accomplished many things this year but graduating a year early with working was my biggest flex…WE DID THAT MA,” Morgan wrote.


Many have begun flooding the teen with good wishes and financial donations as he prepares for his next academic journey.


“We are all so proud of you young man,” Demi Kates wrote. “Keep the drive I love it Your Awesome      we still screaming for you.”

Another Facebook user, Charlene Robinson, added, “Congratulations, you did that I know she was up in heaven screaming and if it makes you feel better I am screaming right now as I congratulate you keep up the good work the sky is the limit.”

People have been requesting ways to donate to the teen. If you’d like to send funds to help him on his journey his CashApp is $kjmorgan16 or follow him on Instagram @kjthegreatest.


Congratulations, KJ! We are wishing you all the best!

Photo Courtesy of KJ Morgan/Facebook

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