Born with a learning disability caused by prenatal drug exposure, 18-year-old Gideon Linsday has...
In his senior year in high school, Robert Nguyen became homeless, and his mother suddenly died at...
When 18-year-old Amanda Lown found out she was pregnant a year ago, she thought her education might...
Two years ago, Cara Graca was sleeping under a bridge in California during a methamphetamine bender.
Grads Against the Odds is a four-part series profiling students who overcame significant challenges to graduate from high school. The students include:
Cara Graca, who overcame a methamphetamine addiction to graduate from North Medford High School and to encourage other students to stay off drugs.
Amanda Lown, who juggled pregnancy, motherhood and schoolwork to reach graduation this year from Crater High School.
Robert Nguyen, who weathered homelessness and his motherís 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, who found his power in helping others. He graduates this year as Ashland High Schoolís co-student-body president.
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