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Chelesa Fearce Overcomes Homelessness; Will Start College as a Junior at Spelman

Georgia teen Chelesa Fearce spent most of her high school career homeless, oftentimes living out of her mother’s car. But Fearce persevered. She achieved a 4.466 GPA, took all college courses during her senior year, and will start as a junior at Spelman this fall.

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Former NASA Engineer Awards Kiera Wilmot Scholarship to Space Academy

As a show of support, former NASA engineer Homer Hickam awarded Kiera a scholarship to attend the United States Advanced Space Academy (ASA), a branch of the famous Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama!

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Kindergartner Uses Knowledge of His ABCs to Save Dad’s Life

Thanks to quick thinking and knowledge of his ABCs, kindergartner Nathaniel Dancy Jr. was able to save his father’s life.  Nathaniel Sr. suffered a stroke while driving down the highway with his son. He was able to pull the car over, but was thereafter incapacitated. Nathaniel Jr. sprung into action, calling his grandmother, who then initiated a three-way […]

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23 Year-Old Joshua Williams Graduates from College Despite Homelessness; Starts Scholarship Fund

Williams, a senior at Bethune-Cookman College, will graduate this weekend with a degree in criminal justice. Even more astonishing? Joshua spent most of his college career without a place to live!

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Identical Twins Are Spelman College’s First-Ever Co-Valedictorians

Kristie and Kirstie Bronner are making history has Spelman College’s first ever sister co-valedictorians! The identical twins also have identical GPAs, maintaining 4.0 averages. Amazing. Congratulations to the Bronner twins, as well as the entire Spelman class of 2013!

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Outraged Parents Say Son’s Teacher Made Him Lick Desk Clean for Drawing On It

Parents of a Troy, New York elementary student were outraged to learn that their son’s teacher forced him to clean a desk with his tongue as punishment for drawing on it.

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Young Chicago Poet Malcolm London Will Address Race, Class, Education on TED show

Accomplished young Chicago poet Malcolm London will be featured on “TED Talks Education” tonight on PBS, performing a spoken word piece dealing with race, class, and education.

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15 Year-Old Saheela Ibraheem Accepted into Harvard…and 13 Other Colleges!

At just 15 years-old, Saheela Ibraheem has been accepted into Harvard University; she’d been accepted into 13 other colleges, including the UPenn, Cornell, Brown, and UChicago!

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Two Harper High School Students Awarded Gates Millennium Scholarships!

Despite Harper High’s much-publicized struggles with violence, two of its students – Deonte Tanner and Brittney Knight – are Harper High’s first Gates Millennium Scholars! They’ll have tuition, room, and board paid for at the college of their choice.

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Golf Prodigy Ginger Howard is Youngest Member of LPGA

Many of us may not be familiar with the name Ginger Howard; but that may quickly change in the coming month. At just 18 years-old, golf prodigy Ginger Howard is the youngest member of the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association). And her younger sister Robi (16) may be right behind her.

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