At The Head Of Her Class, And Homeless – via NPR

On Wednesday, Rashema Melson will graduate at the top of her class as the valedictorian of Anacostia High School in Washington, D.C. She’s headed to Georgetown University this fall on a full scholarship.

Melson has excelled at her homework — but for the past six years, she hasn’t had a home to do that work in. She currently lives in the D.C. General homeless shelter, along with her mother and two brothers. The shelter houses up to 300 adults and 500 children and has come under scrutiny for its poor conditions.

See more here: http://www.npr.org/2014/06/11/321022595/at-the-head-of-her-class-and-homeless?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social

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