Homeless Vegas 17-Year-Old Keeps Dreams of College Alive
Sebastian Crawford has had it tough.
His father is an alcoholic and has trouble keeping a job, and the 17-year-old senior hasn’t seen or spoken to his mother since he was five years old.
The teenager from North Las Vegas even became homeless for about eight months in his junior year of high school, reported the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
When he had to move in with his girlfriend’s family, teachers at Rancho High School tried to provide help with school supplies for homeless students.
Crawford refused, instead choosing to make ends meet by flipping cars for profit.
Despite all the hardships, however, Crawford’s academic future looks secure. He was the only student in the state of Nevada to win a special scholarship, keeping his dreams of becoming an aerospace engineer.