Monday, August 2, 2010

Homeless To Scholarship!

It's amazing that students born into this country don't take advantage of educational opportunities to master the simple skills of reading, writing and arithmetic. Orayne Williams of Brooklyn overcame being abandoned by his family and homelessness to earn a full scholarship to Manhattanville College where he will major in Biology. Born to a poor family in Kingston, Jamaica, Williams' thirst for knowledge lead him to become an A student in high school, and when his story was profiled by the New York Daily News in June, scholarship money started flowing in from readers of the article including the college that he will be attending.

This is a heartwarming story that gives all of us a break from the normal stories of violence and crime that cloud the news on a daily basis as a result of teen behavior.


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