Dawn Loggins grew up in a ramshackle home with no electricity and no running water. She often went days, even weeks without showering. She and her brother Shane would walk 20 minutes to a public park to fetch water. At the beginning of her senior year in high school, she was abandoned by her drug-abusing parents. She was left homeless, alone and to fend for herself.
Thanks to the support of the community and faculty at her high school Dawn was able to find a place to live, get a job, finish high school with straight A’s and apply for college. Dawn applied to four colleges within the state and one final application to her reach-for-the-stars choice, Harvard.
Not only was Dawn accepted to Harvard, she got a full ride. She was offered tuition, room and board, as well as assistance finding an on-campus job. Click here to read this Extraordinary Story.