DeKalb County teen accepted into Disney Dreamers Academy

- A DeKalb County teen is among 100 students from across the nation selected to take part in this year's Disney Dreamers Academy.

For years, Tucker High School STEM student Sean Hanford has been writing in his dream book, marking down his hopes and aspirations for the future.

One of those things on his list is about to be checked off after being selected to attend the academy in Orlando, Florida.

The four-day workshop is aimed to help teens get what they want to follow their dreams.

"You pray and read over it and your dreams will come true," Hanford said. "Basically that's been happening to me."

The application process was rigorous, Hanford said, and required several essays.

"Being chosen the first time is a very big deal," he said.

The high school student credits his mom, God, and Steve Harvey for helping him get this opportunity.

Harvey is the one Hanford said gave him the idea about dreaming big at Harvey's mentoring camp for boys.

"Mr. Steve Harvey told me power of dreams and a dream book," he said.

Hanford's mom Lori says watching her son's dreams come true has inspired her to starting writing hers down too.

Hanford wants to be either a MMA fighter or an IT professional – both of which he's written in his dream book.

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