High school senior Daria Rose lost nearly everything after Hurricane Sandy ravaged her home. But she didn’t lose her positive attitude and her drive to succeed. And that paid off; ABC News reports she applied to seven Ivy League colleges and got into every single one.
The hurricane hit during Daria’s sophomore year of high school, and her family lost their home. Daria channeled her struggle into a college admissions essay that talks about losing herself in literature to cope with moving from hotel room to hotel room after Sandy.
“My mom and my dad and my family, they made me realize what was important,” Daria, who lives in Long Island, New York, told ABC News. “Stuff is just stuff. What is important is your health, education, your family.”
Source: Seventeen | Megan Friedman