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Deserted By Parents, She Went From Homeless To Harvard | Today Show MSNBC

Dawn Loggins endured her family being evicted from their home many times. When the electric bill didn’t get paid, she studied by candlelight; when her parents lost their jobs, she subsisted on noodles.

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Normandy High Senior Overcomes Hardships To Land Slot In Ivy League School | Wellston , Missouri | STLToday.com

WELLSTON, MISSOURI — She’s spent much of her childhood in and out of homeless shelters. She’s attended more schools than she can easily keep track of — most of them struggling urban schools where disruptions and low expectations are the norm.

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Homeless Student Graduates | Atlanta , Georgia | WLTZ 38 NBC News

ATLANTA, GEORGIA — An Atlanta high school graduate is thanking his teachers and friends for helping him get through school. He’s been homeless for the past years but now has a bright future ahead.

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Homeless Youths See Dreams On A Broadway Stage | New York | New York Times

NEW YORK — “I was this little black girl growing up in Brooklyn dreaming about singing on a world stage,” Ms. Jenkins said. “I was lucky enough to have parents who helped nurture that dream.”

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Homeless, Abandoned Teen Bound For Harvard University | Lawndale , North Carolina | FOX 19 News

LAWNDALE, NORTH CAROLINA — 18 year old Dawn Loggins has an amazing story to tell. She has been homeless, abandoned by her parents, and called a high school dropout. But she didn’t let those challenges stop her from living her dream of one day attending an Ivy League University. She was accepted to Harvard University. She said her motivation came from her experiences.

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Homeless Dad’s Message Of Hope: ‘Never Give Up’ | Long Island , New York | TODAY

LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK — “My parents, they always said, “Keep your head up. If you look down and you just mope, nothing’s gonna come out of it.’ And I always took that to heart. And I just kept a positive mentality.”

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Stetson University Offers Free Ride To 2 Homeless Seminole Students | Seminole , Florida | Orlando Sentinel

SEMINOLE, FLORIDA — Two homeless Seminole County children who captured the hearts of TV viewers nationwide with their optimism and sincerity are receiving an all-expenses-paid trip — to college. Stetson University, a nationally ranked private school in DeLand, announced Thursday that it’s offering full rides to the Metzger kids, featured in Sunday’s “60 Minutes” show about families living out of their vehicles.

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Once Homeless Man Cleans Up With Soap Business | New York | CNN Money

NEW YORK — Dennis Anderson never thought that he would be unemployed and then homeless after college. But that’s exactly what happened to him after he graduated in 2005 from Massasoit Community College in Massachusetts.

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Melissa And Trace Homeless Couple Dealing With Grand Mall Seizures and Holding Down A Job While Living On The Streets

Melissa and Trace are a married homeless couple. He suffers from grand mall seizures. Melissa works, Trace’s seizures preclude him from working. Melissa: “If anyone would have ever told me I would be homeless one day, I would have looked at them like they were crazy or a liar….

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Homeless Youngster Develops Into Elite College Recruit | Texas | The Kansas City Star

TEXAS — It wasn’t the five shelters that got to him. It wasn’t the two foster homes or living out of the family car that bothered him the most. For Richland (Texas) High School linebacker Jeremiah Tshimanga, it was not being able to be a part of the game he grew up watching and wanting to play that ate at him constantly.

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