6 Twin Cities students honored with Beat the Odds scholarships

Star Tribune

April 9, 2016


It’s telling, really, when young people who have struggled through poverty and hardship for most of their lives look to turn their lives over to helping others. For Shamaria Jordan and Christopher Oquist, two of six Beat the Odds scholarship winners honored Saturday by the Children’s Defense Fund, growing up without stability, safety or even heat in the winter has inspired them to not only excel, but to assist.
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