NEW YORK — The family of a homeless teen recently named one of the top science students in the US was offered a rent-stabilized home, Suffolk County officials announced Friday.
Samantha Garvey, 17, is among 61 semi-finalists in the National Intel Science Search for her research on the effect of predators on mussels. NBC New York reports, her family was evicted from their home last month after her parents were injured in a devastating car wreck. They moved into a shelter on New Year’s Day along with her brother and sister.
According to the Huffington Post, after Samantha’s story sparked a flurry of media attention, County Executive Steve Bellone visited Brentwood High School where Garvey is a senior. He announced the family could move into their new home in about 10 days.