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Teen Who Lost Home in Hurricane Sandy Accepted to 7 Ivy League Schools

Daria Rose (Courtesy of Daria Rose/CBS News)
Daria Rose (Courtesy of Daria Rose/CBS News)

 

(CBS News) – After a tumultuous high school experience, Long Island senior Daria Rose has a bright future ahead of her: The 18-year-old applied to seven Ivy League colleges and has been accepted to each one of them.

But when Rose was a sophomore, her world turned completely upside down.

Hurricane Sandy hit in October 2012, forcing her family to evacuate their beloved home in Baldwin. The house was then completely destroyed by fire.

After the storm, Rose’s family lived in several hotels as well as her grandmother’s house.

She said the moves made finishing school work extremely difficult.

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