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Sunday morning at Booker T. Washington High School, hundreds of seniors lined up for an academic awards ceremony. All the students are smart and special, but maybe none more so than Fred Dukes.

With a 3.0 grade point average and a score of 24 out of 36 on the ACT test, teachers said he’s plenty smart. And he accomplished all that despite being homeless and without family support.

“I am very proud I stuck with it and didn’t give up,” said Dukes.

Two years ago, Duke’s stepmother moved back to South Carolina for a job, but he stayed behind. But he said that meant going about life alone and staying with any friend he could.

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3. Donate to D&K Suit City’s  the Five Metro Atlanta Area Locations

**For every Dollar Donated at a D&K Store for the Fred Dukes College fund THE OWNERS WILL MATCH IT UP TO 5,000$!***

  • Duluth: 3750 Venture Drive
    Duluth GA, 30096
    (770) 623-1322
  • Decatur:
    4570 Memorial Dr.
    Decatur, GA 30032
    (404) 508-1111
  • Downtown: 1788 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd
    Atlanta, GA 30318
    (404) 351-1606
  • GreenBriar:

    (404) 346-3777

  • Morrow:
    1360 Mount Zion Rd.
    Morrow, GA 30260
    (770) 968-688

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