Once-Homeless Science Whiz Has New House

Samantha Garvey and her family were handed the keys to their house in Bay Shore, Long Island Saturday

Sunday, Jan 29, 2012  |  Updated 10:24 AM EDT
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Samantha Garvey and her family ran into hard times, but now they have a place to call home.  The Intel semifinalist shares her feelings about the first day in her new house.

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Samantha Garvey and her family ran into hard times, but now they have a place to call home. The Intel semifinalist shares her feelings about the first day in her new house.

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Intel Honor for Homeless L.I. Student

She refuses to let her family's financial situation shape her life: Meet Samantha Garvey the amazing Long Island girl who has been named a semi-finalist in the national Intel science competition.
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 A New York teen who was living at a homeless shelter when she was picked as a semifinalist in a prestigious national science competition has moved into her new home.

Samantha Garvey and her family were handed the keys to their house in Bay Shore, Long Island on Saturday.

Garvey says she was "overwhelmed" by the support and generosity she's received since being named a semifinalist in the Intel Science contest last month. She wasn't among the 40 finalists.

The Brentwood High School senior and her family had been living in a homeless shelter when her two years of research on a mussel population garnered her accolades.

Suffolk County officials helped find a three-bedroom home where the family could live.

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