This is the last story in a four-day series profiling students who overcame significant challenges to graduate from high school.
Cara Graca overcame a methamphetamine addiction to graduate from North Medford High School and to encourage other students to stay off drugs.
Amanda Lown juggled pregnancy, motherhood and schoolwork to reach graduation this year from Crater High School.
Robert Nguyen weathered homelessness and his mother's death to graduate on time this year from Rogue River High School.
Gideon Linsday, born with a learning disability caused by exposure to drugs in the womb, found his power in helping others. He graduates this year as Ashland High School's co-student-body president.