May 29, 2013 10:53 PM

Success despite obstacles: Five high school seniors who overcame struggles to achieve their goals

Suffering with an alcoholic father. Dropping out of school as a sophomore. Getting pregnant as a senior and failing the high school graduation test. Being diagnosed with Graves' disease. Any of those setbacks could have been reasons to not graduate from high school. But these local students rose above those obstacles and used them as motivation to succeed.

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