Awesome Homeless Girl Places in Intel Science Competition

Here's your inspiring story for the day: 17-year-old Samantha Garvey of Long Island moved into a homeless shelter with her family a year ago, but she still managed to become one of 300 semi-finalists for the annual Intel Science Talent Search. Garvey conducted a two and a half year study on aquatic ecosystems, which she describes in the video above. She says her family's situation "motivates me to do the work I do. I want a better life. I want a home. I want to show other people that even though you're going through something bad, there's a brighter side to everything."

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Wow, what an amazing young woman she is! And I love how proud her teacher is of her. The world needs more women in science, and the dedication of both Samantha and her teacher to scientific research is truly inspiring.