Samantha Garvey and her family had been living in a Long Island shelter for several days when they got word the 17-year-old aspiring marine biologist had made it to the semifinals of the prestigious national Intel science competition, the Associated Press reports. Now, with donations coming in and the county finding them rent-subsidized housing, she’ll again be able to do her homework in a home.

“This is just the most amazing thing you could ask for,” the diminutive Garvey said at a news conference Friday, surrounded by her parents, brother, sister and a cadre of politicians and school officials…

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