No one could imagine Dawn Loggins, considered a high school drop out just two years ago, would be prepping to enroll in one of the top ivy league schools in the country come this September.
The determined and tenacious teenager, who has been accepted into Harvard University, describes how her traumatic and uneven childhood helped shape her into the person she is today.
She didn't even let the fact that she was abandoned by her family while away at a academic summer camp last year stop her.
This is truly an amazing and inspiring story of a girl who worked as a custodian for her high school at 6am in the morning, and studied vigorously by candlelight at night to make sure she never got less than a A minus in school.
Here's what she said:
"When I was younger, I looked around at my family and I saw the neglect, the drug abuse, the bad choices and I saw my family living from paycheck to paycheck, and I just made a decision that I was not going to end up like my parents. I wasn't going to end up having to decide should I buy food this month or should I pay my rent."
She not only overcame her family problems, but also was able to venture forward past school bullying.
She said she was called ugly and made fun of because she would wear the same dress for a whole week, and wasn't able to shower everyday.
She calls her acceptance into Harvard not the end, but just the next step in her life.
We have a feeling this girl is bound for great things in life!