A swimming accident left Zachary Pickett paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair in 2012. Needless to say, Pickett has worked hard during the last two years, keeping up with his schoolwork and in physical therapy. The Shingle Springs, California teen was able to get up out of his wheelchair, and walk across the stage to accept his diploma.

His class honored him with a standing ovation. Pickett plans to attend college in the fall.

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