Homeless Teen Accepted at Harvard

North Carolina 18-year-old was abandoned by her parents

by Lesley Kennedy • MORE.com Reporter

Remember that based-on-a-true-story, made-for-TV movie from a few years back called Homeless to Harvard? (Yeah, we like our Lifetime, so what?) Anyway, it may be time for a sequel.

ABC News reports Dawn Loggins, a North Carolina teen abandoned by her parents and left homeless, beat the odds stacked against her and was accepted to Harvard University, where she’ll attend in the fall.

Loggins, 18, couch-surfed and worked as a part-time janitor at her high school to get by, according to the network, showing up to work at 6 a.m. each morning to clean for two hours, followed by AP and honors classes, school club and honor society meetings, two more hours of work and then homework.

Her hard work earned Loggins a 2,110 SAT score and a 3.9 GPA, according to ABC. The teen will receive financial aid and have an on-campus job at Harvard where she plans to major in biology.

What does Loggins say she looks forward to the most in college? “Stability,” she tells the network.

She’s at least earned that.

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