Against All Odds: Chelsea Carter

Chelsea Carter

High school: North Farmington High School

GPA: 3.52

Parents/guardians: Patrice White

College I plan to attend: Kettering University

Major: Computer engineering

Career plans: Computer engineer (automotive industry/national security)

Most influential teacher: Kevin Kansman and Ellen Morrish

Most important achievements:

■President Obama's Volunteer Gold Service Award (686 community service hours)

■DECA Emerging Leader Honor Award

■Kettering University Technology Award

■National Center for Women & Information Technology Michigan Affiliate Aspirations Award winner

■U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow — Outstanding Volunteer Award

■Farmington Youth Assistance Outstanding Youth Citizen Award

■National Society of High School Scholars Member

■Ronald Reagan Student Leader Award

Chelsea Carter