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Overcoming the odds: Principal uses his past to help students with futures
Before his days of molding young minds, Friendship Elementary principal Berry Walton grew up in an orphanage after the age of 10. He has been principal at Friendship Elementary for 13 years.
To outsiders, Berry Walton comes across as a no-nonsense yet easygoing man, a persona that fits him well working with young students. What people may not realize about the Friendship Elementary principal is he faced a significant hurdle to get to the position he’s in today. “I kind of had a difficult childhood,” Walton said.