Hurricane Sandy Survivor Accepted To Seven Ivy League Schools

April 21, 2015  |  

Almost three years ago, the northeast of the United States was hit by Hurricane Sandy leaving many displaced due to destroyed neighborhoods and property. Unfortunately for one high school teenager, Daria Rose, her family had to evacuate during the hurricane and their home was destroyed by a subsequent house fire. This experience paid off in the end for Rose, who wrote about her experience for her college admission essays and was accepted to 14 colleges for Fall 2015!

Even better, seven of her acceptances were from Ivy League schools. (Rose didn’t apply to Columbia University.) On her hard work and success, Rose shared with ABC News:

“It’s hard being a teenager and losing all these clothes and makeup and jewelry.We had to move form hotel to hotel. We stayed with my grandmother for a couple of months, then moved back to a hotel. After moving so much and meeting so many different people, I learned I can adapt and adjust to all these different situations and people.”

Although the Sacred Heart High School senior’s family relocated repeatedly, she’s glad her only dilemma now is choosing a school to attend.

Congratulations Daria!

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