JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A Jefferson Davis Middle School student got a surprise of a lifetime at the district's Middle School City Girls' Basketball Championship game Friday.
Eighth grader Diamond Acklin has not seen her father, Sergeant First Class Marcus Acklin, for a year. He has been stationed in the Middle East.
Diamond was recognized as an All-Conference athlete during the games halftime at Wolfson High School. M. Acklin surprised her and gave her the award.