Homeless, never hopeless, former Cobb student rises above the losses

Eight years ago, Que Newbill’s daily life, but not his vision, was circumscribed by four light-yellow walls of an extended-stay motel in Marietta.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution wrote about the then-17-year-old, homeless and living with his mother and two sisters, just as signals were beginning to come in that their bad luck was coming to an end.

Flash forward to this fall, when Newbill received a $30,000 scholarship to Columbia Law School, and you know they were able to turn the corner, despite the death of one of them. Que credits more than his family, his faith, friends and hard work to his success. It also came from embracing, not running, from a hardscrabble past. Read Que's inspiring story today in myAJC.com.