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Staff Photo: Brendan Sullivan Central Gwinnett senior Naomi McAllister, 17, tutors fellow student Dre'On Young in the subject of economics during a weekly peer tutoring program after school in Lawrenceville Wednesday. McAllister and her family were chronically homeless from 2003-2011. McAllister ranks 5th academically in her graduating class.

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Local students share struggles, victories

Zachary Bellier and Naomi McAllister go to different schools. They have different friends. Different interests. They lead entirely different lives. But both have something in common: they have supportive families, a positive outlook and both have overcome personal obstacles as they prepare to graduate this week from Gwinnett County Public Schools.

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