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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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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, 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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State’s Student Homeless Population Doubles | Baltimore , Maryland | Baltimore Sun

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND — Ryan’s experience is becoming increasingly common. The number of homeless students in Maryland has more than doubled in the past five years, rising from 6,721 to 14,117 last school year, according to the Maryland State Department of Education.

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Homeless Student Is Intel Science Talent Search Semifinalist | Brentwood , New York | Geek

BRENTWOOD, NEW YORK — Samantha Garvey, a senior as Brentwood High School has managed to become one of the remaining 300 semifinalists in the Intel Science Talent Search this year. Her research focused on mussels and her discovery that they change the thickness of their shells if a predator such as crabs are introduced. Why is Garvey’s achievement so impressive? Because she, and her entire family, are homeless and rely on a local homeless shelter.

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Mount Dora Homeless Student Overcomes Odds, Earns National Scholarship | Mount Dora , Florida | Orlando Sentinel

MOUNT DORA, FLORIDA — Growing up, 18-year-old Zabia Poole didn’t have much interest in class. He was too busy moving from place to place with his two younger siblings and mom, a single mother in search of work.

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Homeless High School Grad Returns To Brooklyn To Help Kids Like Himself Get To College | New York | New York Daily News

NEW YORK — Homeless high school grad Orayne Williams has returned to the city after his first year away at college – and he’s on a mission to help other street kids get an education. Williams, 19, was abandoned by his family and lived alone in city shelters, but managed to graduate with honors from Brooklyn’s Bedford Academy last year. After the Daily News published his inspirational story last June, readers opened their hearts and wallets – donating $15,000 and a full ride to Manhattanville College in Westchester. Now he’s launched an ambitious new charity to help other needy kids get into college. “If I can do it, they can do it,” said Williams.

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Harlem High School Student Who Survived Cancer, Mother’s Death & Homelessness Awarded Scholarship | New York | NYDailyNews.com

NEW YORK – Cedric Walton has not lived a charmed life.

It has been him and his grandmother against the world, weathering what most people couldn’t even if they lived 10 lifetimes.

A mother dead of AIDS when Cedric was 3. A father nowhere to be found; an aunt who drowned before his eyes two years ago – and living in one room in an East Harlem homeless shelter.

And then a diagnosis of lung cancer at age 17.

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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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