View Full Version : CNN: From scrubbing floors to Ivy League: Homeless student to go to dream college

06-08-2012, 07:21 AM
Lawndale, North Carolina (CNN) -- It's before sunrise, and the janitor at Burns High School has already been down the length of a hallway, cleaning and sweeping classrooms before the day begins.

This particular janitor is painstakingly methodical, even as she administers a mental quiz on an upcoming test. Her name is Dawn Loggins, a straight-A senior at the very school she cleans.

On this day, she maneuvers a long-handled push broom between rows of desks. She stops to pick up a hardened, chewed piece of gum. "This annoys me, because there's a trash can right here," she says.

The worst, she says, is snuff cans in urinals. "It's just rude and pointless." With her long, straight dark blonde hair and black-rimmed glasses, Dawn looks a bit like Avril Lavigne. But her life is a far cry from that of a privileged pop star.

Read the rest of the story here (http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/07/us/from-janitor-to-harvard/index.html?hpt=hp_c1).

06-08-2012, 11:01 PM
I love stories like this.