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Old 05-04-2012, 05:52 AM
Status: " Love is Freedom, Love is Equal, Love Conquers Hate" (set 8 days ago)
 
Location: The 12th State
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Smile Homeless, abandoned teen bound for Harvard University

18 year old Dawn Loggins of Lawndale, 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.


read more with video here => Homeless, abandoned teen bound for Harvard University - WBTV 3 News, Weather, Sports, and Traffic for Charlotte, NC
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:56 AM
 
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This post should be called "So what's your excuse?" What a great story.
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Awesome reminder that - where there is will, there is a way
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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what does this have to do with Charlotte?
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:26 PM
Status: " Love is Freedom, Love is Equal, Love Conquers Hate" (set 8 days ago)
 
Location: The 12th State
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what does this have to do with Charlotte?
She from Lawndale, Cleveland County and that is in the Charlotte region.
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:27 PM
 
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It was posted on the Charlotte news, it's an hour away, and Charlotte is the closest major city to Lawndale. I'll take that affiliation any day!
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Old 05-05-2012, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
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What a great person to associate with our Great City!
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:23 PM
 
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18 year old Dawn Loggins of Lawndale, 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.


read more with video here => Homeless, abandoned teen bound for Harvard University - WBTV 3 News, Weather, Sports, and Traffic for Charlotte, NC
Sometimes it's just nice to hear a great story like this instead of some of the other crap people post on these forums. Kudos to Dawn for her hard work and not giving up. Hope this inspires many people.
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Old 05-28-2012, 06:45 AM
 
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I wish there was a way to spot kids like this early in their lives and devote more resources directly to them.
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:29 AM
Status: "Tired." (set 1 day ago)
 
Location: Arlington, Virginia
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18 year old Dawn Loggins of Lawndale, 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.


read more with video here => Homeless, abandoned teen bound for Harvard University - WBTV 3 News, Weather, Sports, and Traffic for Charlotte, NC
I love it. Drives to succeed and does not give up. Shows this girl is hungry for greatness.

Last year, I read about a kid from my rough hometown in Southern Virginia who was in and out of homelessness who was heading to Virginia Tech. It is a testament to the fact that when you are willing to put in the work and keep the faith success won't be far behind no matter your situation.
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