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Homeless NY Teenager — Science Competition Semifinalist — Gets a Home

Homeless Semifinalist in Intel Science Competition Gets a Home
Associated Press


I ordered a senior picture and I said, ‘I don’t know where to send it. I don’t know what’s going to happen. What if we move, what if we get evicted,’ which we did,” she said. “You’re out in limbo. You’re like, ‘What’s going to happen to my mail, what’s going to happen to my college applications. Where are they all going to go?’ It’s scary.

That’s the thought process of a homeless teenager, Samantha Garvey of Brentwood, New York on Long Island.  The 17-year-old and her family moved into a homeless shelter with her family on Jan. 1st.   So sad! 

But life is looking up for Samantha, who sounds like one smart cookie.  She was recently named one of 300 semifinalists in this year’s Intel Science Talent Search (you know, the old Westinghouse Science Fair) and just last week officials in Suffolk County announced that Samantha’s homeless days are over, as they’ve located a rent-controlled house for her family where she and her family can live.

Click here to read Samantha Garvey’s heartwarming story from the folks at the Associated Press.

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