INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — There’s an old saying, “Life is a journey, not a destination.” This week’s Fox 4 Reaching 4 Excellence Young Achiever is on an extraordinary journey of accomplishment. With family, faith and friends backing him, David Daniel is on his way to one of the world’s premiere universities as one of America’s most honored high school graduates of 2013.
The science classroom at William Chrisman High School, where Fox 4 found found David Daniel deep in study of Human Anatomy and Physiology, is nearly 65 hundred miles from the African nation of Nigeria where David’s life began.
“Yeah, real humble beginnings,” says David with a small smile.
David was 18 months old when his parents set out for the United States and settled in Independence to give their children opportunities to soar. David didn’t disappoint them.