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Black Teen Walks Miles Daily to the Library Then Gets Accepted Into 12 Colleges

After five years of walking three miles every day to the Columbus Metropolitan Library, to receive help with his homework, Lashawn Samuel has been accepted into 12 colleges and universities. NBC4 Columbus reports that Samuel grew up in poverty. He also experienced other hardships like health challenges and violence firsthand as a result of living in a troubled neighborhood. After overcoming the circumstances, Samuel is now the proud recipient of a full scholarship to his dream school, Ohio State University, making him the first in his family to go to college. “I was so excited that I was going to college,” Samuel told NBC4 Columbus. “Even if nobody else accepted me, I had this in my pocket. I knew that I had done what I had to do to get into college and my hard work was paying off.” Samuel’s hard work paid off and he is now seeing the fruit of his dedication and perseverance. His hard road has taught him with God, family, and friends anything is possible. “I never would have...

Apr 28, 2020