Tre S.

Essay by kdriley8High School, 10th gradeA, October 2014

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Trevian Simon


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My family is my life. Everything I do, I do it for my family. Family should always be together but that's just the opinion of a young man. But what if family members that you love dearly have to go away forever or almost went away. This is where my motivation and desire to get my education; When my brother, sister, and I fell off a jet ski, my oldest brother passing away, and my favorite cousin, who's been in jail for a while.

We was in Destin, Florida on vacation and we decided to get on the jet skiis. When we got on the jet ski, we was having fun until a wave from a speed boat hit us and made us fall off the jet ski. My brother and I managed to pick ourselves up but our sister was struggling. We had to hurry up and save her.

When we did it and she was safe, I was happy but at the same time I was scared because I almost lost a my only sister. She motivates me to do better and better every time.

My oldest brother, Jamaal Jackson, died from a shooting in the park. When I heard the news, I couldn't do anything. Then it hit me, my brother was a fallen soldier. He was gone forever. Then I realized how I needed to step up and become a better me than I was yesterday.

My cousin, who is like my brother, is lost in the jail system. I really don't know what he did to go to jail and get 25 to life and he's just 17 years of age. When he called me last year and told me, I really couldn't do anything. He told me to...