Commencement exercises were held Thursday at the Oahu Veterans Center for some extra special students.
These 4- and 5-year-olds have overcome challenges other than just mastering numbers. They're children from homeless families who, with Ka Pa'alana Traveling Preschool, are now school ready.
This is the fifth graduation ceremony for Ka Pa'alana, but the first as a nationally-accredited preschool -- the only homeless pre-K program in the nation.
They operate at several shelters, public housing projects and beaches on Oahu's west side.
The program is looking to expand to shelters in town and on the neighbor islands. Read the full story.