The school will officially present Weaver with the scholarship at a June alumni convention in Miami. The fifth-grader said he plans on accepting the school’s offer.
In a press release, Weaver called the full ride a “big relief to my mother and my family.”
This is hopefully the first of many successes for Damon. For those who’ve been following his story (including last week’s disturbing 20/20 report on guns, which revealed that Damon and the other kids in his school live in a really dangerous neighborhood, to put it mildly and over-simply), this news is a relief, but not surprising given the news coverage. Obviously, this is good news, and Videogum isn’t really the serious-enough place to be all like “Now let’s give the same opportunities to all the other kids who weren’t on TV,” but, like, now let’s give the same opportunities to all the other kids who weren’t on TV. (Yay Damon!) (Thanks to Chuck for the tip!)