EARLY BIRD TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE FOR WHISKEY BUSINESS - BUY YOURS TODAY!

Friday, May 29, 2015

Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus Receive Honorary High School Degrees

Posted By on Fri, May 29, 2015 at 8:06 AM

click to enlarge amanda.png
The Cleveland kidnapping victims marked their two year anniversary of freedom earlier this month, and just this week two of the women added another major accomplishment to their belts.

Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus received honorary diplomas on Wednesday from John Marshall High School, the school Berry attended and DeJesus was planning to attend when both women were abducted by Ariel Castro more than a decade ago.

"It was awesome," Berry told Cleveland.com after the graduation ceremony this week. "I always wanted to grow up and be somebody and do something with my life, you know? I always planned to graduate, and my mom always wanted that for me, to see me cross the stage. So this means everything to me."

The two women released their book "Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland" last month, and already it's become a New York Times bestseller.


Tags: , , , , ,

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

© 2018 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 241-7550
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.


Website powered by Foundation