The Shelby Star published this excellent, and heart-wrenching, series in April on a high school student who found herself abandoned by her parents, but was able to still succeed at school and is headed to study at Harvard this fall.
If you haven’t read the Shelby Star’s original series, you should. (Click here to read all four parts of the series.)
Dawn Loggins, the amazing young woman profiled, has had her story picked up by national media this week and rightly so. But the original series in the Shelby paper is quite powerful, and worth reading.
From “Couch Hopping,” the second part of the series:
Dawn had to get back to Burns High before her senior year started. Burns was high school number three for her. It was also her safe haven.
Burns was a place where Dawn had a job cleaning the school’s classrooms, bathrooms, hallways and offices before and after school.
Dawn was allowed to stash her belongings in a closet near the cafeteria. Read more