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    Dawn Loggins doubled as high school's custodian and is now Harvard-bound. (via CBS News)

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      Dawn Loggins, a young girl that doubled as her high school's custodian and was abandoned by her parents, is now Harvard-bound.

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      Dawn Loggins doubled as high school's custodian and is now Harvard-bound. (via CBS News)

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