Photo courtesy Cherie Diez, St Petersburg Times.
Tina Giarla, 18, center, a senior at Pinellas Park High, talks with seniors Andrea Ezell, 18, and Steven Preston, 17, at school this month. Tina has succeeded and is college bound despite a rocky home life that included many moves over the years.
Here is an uplifting story regarding a high school student in Pinellas County, Florida. Technically homeless, she has worked hard to get good grades and has even won a scholarship to college.