TALLAHASSEE, FL (WJHG/WECP) Bay alum Janarius Robinson and Chipley alum Trent Forrest are set for graduation.
Both scholarship athletes, Robinson in football, Forrest in basketball, are getting their degrees in less than four years at Florida State. Both set to walk in the fall graduation ceremony on campus Friday. And both with degrees in Sports Management.
Robinson, who is finishing his redshirt junior season as a Seminole defensive lineman working through his academic path despite some serious obstacles, namely Hurricane Michael, which destroyed his family's home in Panama City in October of 2018.
Robinson has not announced any decision about his future, but this much is certain, when he leaves FSU he does so with diploma in hand.
As for Trent Forrest, the Chipley alum is a star guard on the FSU basketball team, currently working through his senior season.
He intends to stay on at FSU into the spring semester and begin work on his masters. Still Friday will be a very big day indeed, and he talked about that as he posed for his graduation pictures in the gym, with family, and head coach Leonard Hamilton on hand.
"Very proud, very proud." Trent told us. "Sometimes more proud of that than anything that I do on the court because really I mean they stress to me that that's one thing somebody will never be able to take from you is your education. So for me, my family is very proud for me graduating and then all my academic awards that I receive."
As for walking across the stage Friday, Trent admits he'll be feeling different emotions, and hoping all those close to him who want to be there, can be there!
"I mean I'll probably be happy, a little relieved a little bit. I mean I'll be back for the next semester so it will be more school. But I have twenty graduation tickets right now, and I may need more hopefully by Friday. So it's probably going to be a good bit of family and friends there."