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Students who collect rubbish to pay for college are accepted at Harvard

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Students who collect rubbish to pay for college are accepted at Harvard

One trash person is a treasure of this student.

A 24-year-old Maryland man has been accepted to Harvard Law School after working as a scavenger for three years to pay for his education.

“I have to go ‘down’ the social hierarchy – that is, sanitation workers who were previously imprisoned – to be appointed,” Rehan Staton said CNN.

This is an achievement that was never imagined by Staton.

Staton has struggled to find security since he was 8 years old, when his mother left him, his brother and father. Things get worse when Staton’s father loses his job, and must take three other people at once to pay the bills.

“Often there is no food on the table and there is no electricity in the house,” Staton said Washington Post. “That was normal throughout my childhood.”

“No one can promise that life will be fair – but if you keep paying attention to gifts, everything will fall into place.”

School is no better than home. His grades are not strong, and the teachers give up on him, even calling him “flawed,” he said. When it was suggested that he be placed in a remedial class, Staton’s father found him a tutor at the community center.

“I finally got the honor roll for the rest of the year,” Staton said. “The same teacher who suggested I was placed in special education actually wrote a letter of apology to my father.”

Statons turn to athletics to defend them, and their values, in form. Through high school, he hopes to be able to become a professional boxer after graduation – until a severe injury to his shoulder forced him to put his gloves on forever. “I can’t go to the doctor, because we don’t have health insurance,” Staton said. “I’m broken.”

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With a low SAT score, he was rejected from every college where he applied. That’s when Staton got a job at Bates Trucking & Trash Removal. His new colleagues gave him the support he needed. “This is the first time in my life that people have appointed me to raise me up and not because I am good at sports,” he told CNN.

The company’s owner’s son introduced Staton to a professor at Bowie State University. Impressed by the young sanitation worker, the professor helped Staton plead with the school admissions board. It worked: He started undergraduate classes later that year.

“I got a GPA of 4.0, I have a supportive community and I am the president of the organization,” Staton said. Staton’s brother, Reggie, was also registered at Bowie State at the time but decided to go out and work in the same garbage company to support his brother.

After two years, Staton was transferred to the University of Maryland. His father suffered a stroke, so the prospective law student continued to do sanitation work to pay for medical bills. Starting at 4 in the morning, he will transport the garbage to the truck before class. Sometimes there isn’t enough time for Staton to take a shower after work, and he will sit behind the class to hide.

In December 2018, Staton graduated and was asked to be the speaker for the start of his class. He threw away the neon vest for a suit, took a job at Robert Bobb Group, a consulting company. He took LSAT while working full time.

In March, admission papers: In addition to Harvard Law, Staton was offered admission to Columbia University, Southern California University, Pennsylvania University and Pepperdine University.

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Staton will begin online classes at Harvard this fall. He will specialize in sports law and hopes to become an agent. A GoFundMe to cover his school fees have been set, and on Thursday morning, it had collected nearly $ 74,000.

“Nobody can promise that life will be fair – but if you keep paying attention to gifts, everything will fall into place,” Staton said.

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Mother of autistic boy attacked by CR7 criticizes Portuguese again

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Mother of autistic boy attacked by CR7 criticizes Portuguese again

The case of Cristiano Ronaldo’s aggression against an autistic fan continues to be heard in England. Sarah Kelly, mother of Jake Harding, has asked the English Football Federation to punish the Portuguese star.

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Sarah’s complaint comes after the league filed a complaint against a Manchester United player for aggression against Jake in the Manchester team’s match against Everton on April 9 last season in the Premier League. After an unsuccessful result, the Portuguese dropped a fan’s mobile phone on the way to the locker room.

According to Sarah, she and her son once again became victims of offenses in social networks after the announcement of the complaint against the attacker.

“People are following me, saying that I am rebelling again, but I didn’t know anything about it. The case should have been heard six months ago. My son talks every day about what happened to him. He still hasn’t returned his phone,” he said.

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Jake’s mother still asks how the player manages to sleep at night after what happened. “Let’s hope he finally gets the right punishment. He can’t keep getting away with it. Your behavior is unacceptable…” Sarah concluded.

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Marseille in California. ″Where the Portuguese is, there is Portugal″

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“You are the future,” President Marcelo Rebelo de Souza told a three-year-old girl dressed in traditional Portuguese clothing who came out to greet him on the podium where he spoke at Artesia Portuguese Salon. The city, located on the outskirts of Los Angeles, has not hosted the President of the Portuguese Republic since 1989. This weekend, he did it with pomp and the setting of an ornate Portuguese-American community bursting with pride.

“We have never lost the honor and responsibility of being representatives of this beautiful flag,” said Jimmy Enes, a member of Artesia DES, a Portuguese descendant, in a welcoming speech delivered in perfect Portuguese. “When we are asked who we are, we always answer”i am portuguese“and not”Portuguese-American“or ‘Portuguese American’,” he said. “That’s why we’re trying step by step to protect our heritage on the outskirts of Los Angeles, one of the greatest cities in the world.”

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Cristiano Ronaldo is injured by the Portuguese national team and thanks the fans for their support

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Cristiano Ronaldo got a cut on his nose and needed a bandage (Photo: MICHAL CIZEK / AFP)

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Gratitude. It seems that the attacker Cristiano Ronaldo shared his social media with Portuguese fans after a clash with Czech goalkeeper Vaclik. In the auction, the assailant received a cut on his face and needed a bandage to stop the bleeding.

“Great game, important team win! We remain focused on our goal. Thanks to the Portuguese public for the fantastic support,” the striker wrote on his Instagram account.

The match was marked by a great performance Portugal national team, who beat the Czech Republic 4-0 to take the lead in Nations League Group 2 with ten points with one matchday to go in the group stage of the tournament. Cristiano Ronaldo ended up losing to his team.

After the match, the leader of the Portuguese national team appreciated the result achieved on the road. “It was a very important victory and all teammates should be congratulated on the result,” commented the 37-year-old striker.

With three wins, one draw and one defeat, the Portuguese team has the best attack in their group with eleven goals scored and a net difference of nine. The team is one draw away from qualifying for the tournament series. The next match against Spain is next Tuesday in the city of Braga.

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