GREENSBORO, N.C. -- It's graduation weekend all over the Triad, and while it's the start of a new journey for all graduates, for Miranda Hurt, it's literally a chance at a brand new life.
We spoke with Miranda moments before the start of graduation.
"I'm super excited, I'm very nervous," she said.
Normal thoughts for a high school student on graduation day, but, other than that, Miranda Hurt is not like most high school students.
Miranda, her mom, brother, and the family dog have been homeless the past four months. They've lived in a broken down SUV where Miranda has eaten, slept and studied.
"It took a lot of dedication in my school work and not trying to give up just because of things that have happened," she said, thinking back to her journey through high school.
But, those things didn't matter as she marched into the Coliseum, surrounded by hundreds of her classmates Saturday.
"Once I got to the stage, in my head, I was just thinking about the past four years," Miranda said. "About how it was such a great experience."
And, her hard work, her determination and her story are rubbing off on others.
"She's an inspiration to her friends, her family and people who don't even know her," said her mother, Minnie Richardson. "And, I think when I get her off to college, I think I might go back to school. She's inspired me to do some stuff for myself."
That's what the journey and the diploma mean to Miranda: the chance to inspire.
"It's all about having a positive outlook upon your life and other's lives and what's ahead," she said.