Perhaps you've seen Ashley White before: She appeared in a documentary called Spellbound, about the 1999 Scripps National Spelling Bee. One of the few African-American youngsters featured, Ms. White had a photographic memory and dreams of becoming an obstetrician. By the time the movie was released, in 2002, Ms. White was 18. She was also a mother. And she went from temporary home to temporary home before ending up in a homeless shelter. But this Saturday, Ashley White will be graduated, magna cum laude, from Howard University. Her post-Spellbound life included working part-time jobs and not losing hope. Her daughter, Dashayla, is 4 years old and will enter kindergarten in the fall. Ms. White says: "Now that I'm here, I'm going to get my master's degree, and once I get my master's degree, it'll be, 'I'm going to get my PhD.'" [Washington Post, AshleyWhite.org]