Against All Odds: Cruz Brooks

High school: Oakland Christian School

GPA: 3.8

Parents/guardians: Kenneth and Darlene Brooks

College you plan to attend: Oakland University

Major: Biochemistry

Career plans: Dentistry

Most influential teacher: Mrs. Laura Hall

Achievements:

■Overcoming my hardships and attending college

■Maintaining a 3.8 GPA

■Becoming a manager at my job