School community rallies to help student

After years of instability, abandonment, abuse and homelessness, Kieu-thu Kim Tran’s life hit bottom during her junior year at Dominion High School in Sterling. Living with the latest in a series of unstable relatives had become unbearable, she said, so she took her belongings and walked out, not knowing where she would go.

A year later, Tran is thriving, thanks to a high school community that rallied around her.


Washington Post, March 16, 2013