Ishmael is a less privileged, but very bright student. He is quite good in sciences and math and often tutors some of his peers. His friends hold him in great esteem and they call him "General" (perhaps a Genaral if the battle with math). He wants to be a doctor.
Ismael is being raised by his single mom. On him lies the hopes of many from his family and community. He is a Form 4 student.