MPW.71 / 2019 Growing Up Early by Morgan Timms
Morgan Timms Taos, N.M.
Team Cox

Recipient of the Team Cox Award
Story Summary

Boonville High School junior Jordan Brackman is reminded of her father every day in the school hallways. He was the Assistant Superintendent of Boonville’s School District. Four years after his death, Jordan, her mother and her younger brother draw strength from their love for one another. Jordan navigates adolescence and becoming a young woman in the wake of the family’s loss, using the memory of her father to motivate her.

“I do believe that his spirit is with me every day and he’s watching over me,” Jordan said. “I know I’m making him proud.”