Student who worked as trash collector and cleaner accepted at Harvard

Student who worked as trash collector and cleaner accepted at Harvard

- Rehan Staton is a former sanitation worker from Maryland in the United States

- The native of Bowie has been admitted to Harvard Law School

- Staton first graduated from the University of Maryland

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There is truth in the narrative that small beginnings should not be despised and Rehan Staton from Maryland mirrors this truism.

He has been accepted to Harvard Law School.

Staton had a very humble start in life. He used to haul trash and clean dumpsters to make a living.

According to, Stalon lost his mom when he was only 8 years old and his dad highhandedly raised him and his brother, Reggie.

The native of Bowie revealed life has been very difficult. His father had to work three jobs to raise them.

Stalon also had to work as a trash collector and a dumpster cleaner to support himself and his family.

Brilliant student who worked as trash collector and cleaner accepted to Harvard Law School

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From hauling trash and cleaning dumpsters to make ends meet, Stalon is now pursuing his dream of going to Harvard Law School.

He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland.

While attending the University of Maryland, he still worked as a trash collector before going to class.

In spite of the many challenges, a determined Stalon managed to graduate. Stalon is now heading to Harvard Law School.

“The only reason I made it to where I’m at is because people helped me out of the kindness of their heart,” Staton was quoted as saying on

As someone who struggled and is now realising his dreams of pursuing advanced education, he plans to give back by offering others free LSAT tutoring. previously reported that a man who worked as janitor in different schools has worked his way up to become the new principal of a school he used to clean.

Denver Public Schools custodian, Michael Atkins, worked his way up from janitor to his new role as principal. He attributes part of his success to how he approached his first full time job cleaning schools.

Michael disclosed "I took pride in the bathrooms I cleaned. I took pride in the rooms that I vacuumed.’’ He credits his transition from cleaning the hallways to teaching to his second grade teacher whom he ran into on the job. Michael says the teacher helped build a special relationship with him at age seven and helped him get a job in the classroom as a paraprofessional teacher.

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