David Millar and his sister grew up in a single-parent household in Plantation. Although money was tight, higher education was always on his radar. His interest in engineering was sparked in high school, where he found success in engineering-related classes. Through South Plantation High School’s strong curriculum complemented by hands-on projects – from building toothpick roller-coasters to designing battle robots – David learned about every field of engineering.
Andre Crawford, who grew up in Hollywood, always loved music, thanks to his father, a musician.
But Andre would be the first to say he wasn’t much of a student in high school. He was the class clown, who blew off his homework, skipped school and regularly was called to the dean’s office.
And with a 1.4 grade point average, he almost didn’t graduate.
Andrea Fails joined the U.S. Army right out of high school. She quickly rose through the ranks during her 16 years of service. Working for the Army’s Criminal Law Department as a paralegal, she oversaw a team of up to 10 soldiers, working on cases ranging from failure to report to murder. She enjoyed every moment of her service and fully expected to spend the majority of her life in the military.
But her time in the service was cut short after a diagnosis of degenerative disc disease and sciatica.