Saturday, January 14, 2012

Homeless teen blinded by science

Here's a nice story from the Buffalo News about a 17 year old homeless youth who has been named a semifinalist of the National intel science program. Instead of getting suspended from school or cursing at her teachers, Samantha Garvey of Long Island has been excelling at science, despite living in a homeless shelter...

The Brentwood High School senior, who has applied to Yale and Brown universities, was evicted along with her family from their home on New Year's Eve. Her mother, Olga, a nurse's assistant, was out of work for eight months following a car accident in February, and her father, Leo, could not keep up with the bills alone on his salary as a cab driver.

Wow. What a concept. A family works hard and values education and their daughter thrives. Officials have worked to find the family temporary housing, too. It is great to see there are still those willing to work to overcome great obstacles.

Homeless teen up for science prize gets a house

Good heavens Miss Sakamoto! You're beautiful!...


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