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Rohan Murphy Speaks To Graduating Seniors At Coastal Leadership Academy

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David Hucks is a 12th generation descendant of the area we now call Myrtle Beach, S.C. David attended Coastal Carolina University and like most of his family, has never left the area. David is the lead journalist at

Rohan Murphy spoke to the senior class of Horry County’s Coastal Leadership Academy yesterday afternoon. Rohan spoke to the students about how he overcame being born with a deformity that ultimately left him with no legs. Overcoming adversity has been the hallmark of Murphy’s life.

After a successful high school wrestling career, Rohan Murphy went on to wrestle at Penn State University. In addition to wrestling, Rohan Murphy is also an accomplished powerlifter, competing in international competitions all over the world representing the USA.

You can hear his speech in full in the video above.

Coastal Leadership Academy

Located in the heart of Myrtle Beach near the Market Common, Coastal Leadership Academy is open to all students in Horry and Georgetown Counties. Their project based, personalized learning high school offers more than 24 hours of college credit opportunities and has a record of academic success for students challenged by large school environments.

Coastal Leadership Academy’s mission is to engage students in Project Based Learning that will improve academic achievement, critical and creative thinking, and awareness of their leadership roles in our community and environment.

Coastal Leadership Academy is a free public charter school and they are accepting applications for grades 9-12.

For more information, visit their website:



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