New Jersey Teen Gets Accepted to 17 Colleges, Overcoming Homelessness

Robert Valencia 
Mar 21, 2019 - 5:00
New Jersey Teen Gets Accepted to 17 Colleges, Overcoming Homelessness

Last week, US federal prosecutors charged 50 people—including television actresses, a university professor and wealthy CEOs—who took part in one of the country’s largest college admissions schemes to date. While rich parents paid millions of dollars to secure slots for their children in selective universities, a formerly homeless teen overcame adversity to receive almost 20 acceptance letters. Meet Dylan Chidick, a 17-year-old...

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