Daran is 48 years old. Before he returned to school he worked a lot of odd jobs. He decided to come back to school to make a better life for himself and to reach his goal of earning an associate’s degree. He is in the Culinary Arts program at Kansas City Kansas Community College and has a passion for soul food. In the SkillsUSA competition, he won a gold medal as the 2014 Kansas State Champion in Restaurant Services. He is thankful that the EOC has helped him complete his FAFSA.