Saturday, January 21, 2012

Homeless Teen, Top Science Student, to Get House | NBC New York


Very inspiring.

The family of a Long Island homeless teen recently named one of the top science students in the nation will how have a home to call their own.

Samantha Garvey, 17, is among 61 Long Island teens, and 300 nationwide, designated as semi-finalists in the National Intel Science Search.

Garvey and her family were offered a rent subsidized three-bedroom home by Suffolk County officials Friday morning. Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone says the Garvey family can move in about 10 days.

"This is just the most amazing thing you could ask for," the diminutive Garvey said at a news conference Friday, surrounded by her parents, brother, sister and a cadre of politicians and school officials.

"We're all in tears here," she said. "This is what we've always wanted."

The Garvey family was evicted from their home in December after the teen's parents were injured in a car crash. Samantha, along with her mom, dad and two siblings, moved into a homeless shelter in Bay Shore two weeks ago.

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