Homeless whiz kid will get a new home - Technology & science - Science BRENTWOOD, N.Y. Samantha Garvey and her family had been living in a Long Island shelter for several days when they got word that the 17-year-old aspiring marine biologist made it to the semifinals of the prestigious national Intel science competition. Now, with donations coming in and the county finding them rent-subsidized housing, she'll again be able to do her homework in a home of her own. Evicted on New Year's Eve the Brentwood High School senior, who has applied to Yale and Brown universities, was evicted along with her family from their home on New Year's Eve. Her mother, Olga, a nurse's assistant, was out of work for eight months following a car accident in February. Her father, Leo, could not keep up with the bills alone on his salary as a cab driver. Once sponsored by Westinghouse, the Society for Science and the Public has been running the competition since 1942. Over the decades, contest finalists have gone on to some of the greatest achievements in science. Seven have won a Nobel Prize. ----------------------- I'm pretty sure Republicans would call helping this girl "socialism of the worst sort". What do you think? Is this "socialism"?