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Janitor celebrates college degree

May 14, 2012
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MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO — For the past decade, an alumnus of Rose Acres Elementary School scrubbed toilets and mopped the floors he once walked upon, according to the St. Louis Post Dispatch.

Becoming a janitor was not something 20-year-old Toby Meyer ever dreamed of doing, the article stated.

"When I was younger, I looked at it as a beneath-me kind of job," said Meyer.

"I really hated the job at first. I didn''t want to be seen as a custodian. When I started, I said: ''I''m just going to take the job to get me back on my feet,''" Meyer added.

According to the article, 10 years later, Meyer talks fondly about the job that got him out of the house and eventually in to university lecture halls.

On Sunday, Meyer graduated from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, with a degree in elementary education, while also becoming the first person in his family with a college diploma, the article noted.

Meyer took classes around his custodial schedule at the urging of teachers who convinced him he had what it takes, saying, "You have good rapport with the kids. If you really cared about them, you could do so much more," the article added.

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