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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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From Scrubbing Floors To Ivy League: Homeless Student To Go To Dream College | Lawndale , North Carolina | CNN

LAWNDALE, NORTH CAROLINA — She was homeless at the start of the school year, abandoned by her drug-abusing parents. The teachers and others in town pitched in — donating clothes and providing medical and dental care. She got the janitorial job through a school workforce assistance program.

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Cleveland Student David Boone Worked Hard To Go From Homeless To Harvard | Cleveland , Ohio | Cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, OHIO — David Boone had a system. There wasn’t much the then-15-year-old could do about what went on around him when he slept in Artha Woods Park. And the spectator’s bench at the park’s baseball diamond wasn’t much of a bed. But the aspiring engineer, now 18 and headed to Harvard University in the fall, had no regular home.

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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 Girl Makes It To Harvard | North Carolina | Gaston Gazette

NORTH CAROLINA — Dawn was excited, but she didn’t jump up and down. She didn’t yell. “I’ve learned over the years not to get my hopes up because I’ve been let down so much,” she said. “It makes disappointment easier to handle.” She’s been through years of broken promises.

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Once Homeless, Now Headed to Harvard | San Diego, California | Voice of San Diego

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – Recent Madison High School graduate Alicia Zamora went from being homeless as a young child to being accepted to Harvard University.

As she trudged with her mother back to the shelter, Alicia Zamora practiced her reading on billboards. She counted bathroom tiles with her brother for fun. Sometimes she even pored over the nutrition facts on the back of a box of crackers or apple juice. She also remembers going without food at all.

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