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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.

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