The Presidential Daily Brief

Intriguing

  1. Homeless Teen Graduates at Top of Class

    For the past six years, Rashema Melson has slept in a Washington D.C. homeless shelter known for its poor conditions, but that hasn’t stopped her from achieving a 4.0 GPA and a full scholarship to Georgetown University. Melson says that the murder of her father inspired her to become a forensic pathologist and that goal has driven her to succeed at school and even become valedictorian. Melson advises other homeless teens to stay hopeful, reminding them that living in a shelter is “not who you are, that’s just where you reside at for the moment.” 

    Source: NPR

This story is part of The Presidential Daily Brief

view full edition