This is the last story in a four-day series profiling students who overcame significant challenges to graduate from high school.

This is the last story in a four-day series profiling students who overcame significant challenges to graduate from high school.

Sunday:

Cara Graca overcame a methamphetamine addiction to graduate from North Medford High School and to encourage other students to stay off drugs.

Monday:

Amanda Lown juggled pregnancy, motherhood and schoolwork to reach graduation this year from Crater High School.

Tuesday:

Robert Nguyen weathered homelessness and his mother's death to graduate on time this year from Rogue River High School.

TODAY

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.