Paralyzed Plant City student walks across stage at graduation

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A Plant City high school student was met with applause when he walked across the stage to accept his diploma. It was a major feat for Kolton Smith, who is paralyzed from the waist down.

Hillsborough County Public Schools shared a video on Facebook, which shows Smith, who graduated from Durant High School, rising from his wheelchair and using a walker to get across the stage to fetch his diploma

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The post explained that Smith was paralyzed from the waist down after a horrible car accident last summer.

“We are in awe of your perseverance, Kolton. Congratulations!” the district said on Facebook. 

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