12 September, 2012
Homeless to Harvard Questions
While some kids don’t always like what mom or dad is cooking for dinner, they
don’t have to worry about where to find their next meal. Elizabeth Murray went through
an extremely hard struggle in her life. Elizabeth Murray didn’t graduate college. She went
to college in Harvard, and was receiving $12,000 a year. Elizabeth Murray left Harvard in
the Spring of 2003. Elizabeth isn’t sure what she wants to major in, but plans on pursuing
theater, film and literature.
Elizabeth Murray is currently working at the New York Times and they offered
her work for the summer. She continues to pursue her college education. She withdrew
from Harvard a year after her first semester. Yet again, she withdrew a second time, and
presumably the last time. It’s interesting to me that she didn’t complete college. I believe
she will eventually finish her degree.
The name of Elizabeth Murray’s sister is Lisa Murray. Lisa was born in 1977. She
was also homeless for a significant amount of time. It doesn’t state exactly how long she
was homeless for. Lisa graduated from Purchase College in New York State. She is now a
schoolteacher, and teaching autistic children.
The name of the school that Elizabeth Murray first attended when she decided to
Return to school was called the Humanities Preparatory Academy, or Prep. She got
influenced by her friend to go to this school. She told Liz that the teachers are great. Liz
met Perry Weiner. Perry Weiner was the founder of the Humanities Preparatory
Academy. Perry Weiner gave Liz Murray a chance she could never pass up. He helped
push her to attend Harvard University.
In conclusion, I believe a teacher would show this story of Elizabeth Murray to
a class of students because it’s extremely inspirational. It makes you realize theirs no
excuses in life. I believe that the world is yours, and it’s your decision on whether or
not you want to be successful or not. Liz Murray is a strong, dedicated, and intelligent
person that inspires me today.
Corpe., Thomas M. "Elizabeth Murray." Elizabeth Murray. New York Times, 08 Mar. 2012. Web. 17 Sept. 2012. .