A Second Chance at a First-Class Life

Felicia Murphy

Every day, Felicia Murphy looks at her cap and gown.

“It’s surreal,” she says. “For the first time in my life I set a goal and completed it.”

Murphy is one of 90 students graduating this week from the Alameda County Office of Education Opportunity Academy (AOA) who are starting a new chapter in their lives, high school diploma in hand, after a nontraditional path to commencement.


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