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First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

7/8/19: Unbroken Horizons Scholarship; Chasing the Moon; Cole Pepper

Heather Schatz
Seth Owen joined First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross Monday.

Seth Owen has become a Jacksonville's LGBTQ icon. But before that he was shunned from his family for being gay, faced homelessness and couldn't pay for college, even though he was accepted to Georgetown University. 

A friend of Owen's shared his story online and raised over $165,000 from around the world. The money went toward his college funds. Through his recengt Unbroken Horizons Scholarship Foundation, he has made it his mission to help other young people in the LGBTQ community.

Owen joined First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross in Studio 5 on Monday to talk more. 

Chasing the Moon

Launch of Apollo 11

The date July 20, 2019, will mark the 50th anniversy of the moon landing.

Premiering on PBS Monday night, Chasing the Moon is a three-part series, that tells untold stories about that monumental day in history. Melissa Ross sat down with filmmaker Robert Stone.

Chasing the Moon will air at 9 p.m. on WJCT TV, channel 7.1. 

Cole Pepper

WJCT Sports Analyst Cole Pepper joined us to take a deeper look into the Women's World Cup. Pepper talked about what the U.S. Women's record-setting win means for soccer in America and what impact it will have on women in professional sports. 

Related: U.S. Women's Soccer Team Wins World Cup Title For A 4th Time

Madison Roberts can be reached at or (904)358-6317.