At last week's commencement, he was back, but it wasn't to see a younger sibling, relative or friend walk across the stage.
The 21-year-old, who graduated from
The community concert was being held as a "Thank You" to the community and all those who helped the
Held in the gym in the
Franks was thrilled to come back to
"It feels great," he said. "It's a dream come true."
"It's pretty heart-pumping," he commented.
He said he was excited to show people what he has been doing the past few years.
Franks plays acoustic guitar and provides back-up vocals in the band, which has an album, "South by North."
The young singer was happy to be pursuing his dream.
"I'm going after it," he said.
As for long-term plans, Franks said he would love to tour on the
He said that he was "pretty surprised" to be asked to come back to
Franks said he was happy to be setting a good example for the graduates.
He encouraged them "to chase their dreams down."
Franks said he appreciated the support of the community.
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