I recently read an article about an amazing young lady who has defied all odds, took her life struggles and used them to fuel her desire to turn her life around to earn herself a full ride scholarship to one of the most prestigious colleges in our country.
Dawn Loggins, of Lawndale, North Carolina is an exemplary example of someone who refused to give up, no matter how many obstacles were placed in her way.
This young lady overcame an extremely difficult childhood. Homeless at an early age, and abandoned by her parents, she refused to let this get her down. She worked hard to excel academically. She was blessed with counselors, teachers, and a community that believed in her. Living most of her life with no electricity, running water, and later – no home, this young lady is a true success story. Her refusal to give up hope, when all else seemed to be working against her displays her determination and drive that would be an asset to our youth today.
Dawn had the drive and insight to continue to focus on her future. A straight A student – and armed with determination, she applied, and was accepted to, a number of distinguished schools such as University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, North Carolina State, Davidson College and Warren Wilson College. Dawn was also accepted to Harvard – her reach for the stars school – and will be attending the Ivy League school on a full ride scholarship.
These types of students give me hope for a brighter future. Dawn has proven, that no matter what is in your past, your future is yours to mold.