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New Jersey Teen Triumphs Over Homelessness, Gets Accepted Into 17 Colleges

JERSEY CITY, N.J. ( CBSNewYork) –  A New Jersey teenager is proving hard work and determination can go a long way.
Dylan Chidick’s college acceptance letters. (Credit: CBS2)
That proof is also seen in the amount of college acceptance letters he’s received.
Laid out in front of 17-year-old Dylan Chidick are not just pamphlets of college options, they’re acceptance letters – 17 college acceptance letters.
“NJCU, Ramapo, Albright,” Chidick said, listing off the schools.
“The dream I want to achieve, I have to have a lot of determination.”
After moving from Trinidad at just seven years old and becoming a citizen, Dylan and his family went through countless heartaches.
His younger twin brothers are living with serious heart conditions and his family has been in and out of homelessness.

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