The students are often late, face seemingly endless problems, and have lived through experiences most of us can’t begin to understand. Graduating from high school is often pushed down their priority list by reality. But Leslie Laird can’t see herself anywhere else. Laird, who lives in Green Valley, is program coordinator at Pima Vocational High School, and the students are anything but traditional. “It always amazes me about these kids and their tenacity,” Laird said.