5 year-old Morgan Steward Is A Graduate of Georgia Piedmont Technical College

12/19/2013, 11:01 a.m.
Five-year-old Morgan Steward.

COVINGTON, Ga. - Fulfilling a young child’s lifelong dream to become a police officer, Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) announced 5 year-old Morgan Steward is now a graduate of GPTC’s Law Enforcement Academy.

Steward received an“Honorary Degree” last night, December 17, when he was awarded a Police Academy Graduation Certificate, along with the other graduates who endured the rigorous training.

Steward has Spinal Muscular Atrophy. He longed to become a police officer, so the city of Covington helped make dream come true. He recently participated in the Covington Christmas Parade as a police officer.

Upon hearing it was “Officer Morgan Day” in Covington, Major Harry McCann, director of GPTC’s Law Enforcement Academy (LEA), contacted the Covington Police Department to inform them of the Law Enforcement Academy’s graduation ceremony later that evening. The Covington Police Department agreed it would be an additional highlight for young Morgan Steward to attend and “graduate” with the LEA’s Class of 2013, and thus receive his graduation certificate.

Steward’s family was very excited and they were all there to cheer him on as he crossed the stage to receive his certificate. A video presentation created by GPTC especially for Morgan, and featuring some of his photos, was presented as a special tribute.