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Terrance Kellys application for admission..a must read



Kelly wrote of effort to escape hopelessness
[font=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica][/font] He was the Oregon recruit who was shot

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</TD></TR><TR height=10><TD width=10 bgColor=white height=10></TD><TD width=90 height=10></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>[font=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica]EDITOR'S NOTE: This essay, titled "Personal Circumstances," was submitted by Terrance Kelly as part of his application for admission to the University of Oregon. It was read at his memorial service and released Wednesday with the permission of his family.

"Personal Circumstances"

"Throughout my life I have been faced with several challenges, which could have potentially disrupted my education. Luckily, I have developed the necessary skills to confront and overcome these circumstances. One of the circumstances that I have had to overcome was to stay focused in an environment which has not always been conducive in obtaining a solid education.

"Many people imagine the life of a teenager as being carefree and simple, but that is not the case in the city I live in. While growing up in Richmond, California, there have been a lot of distractions. For example, the murder rate of young African Americans in the city is very high, drugs are rampant in the community, not very many of the youth in the community understand the importance of an education, much less if they live or die.

"Many youth place more importance on being in a gang than an education. A large number of the youth don't even graduate from high school. They either drop out, go to jail, or unfortunately get murdered. Something so simple as sitting down doing your homework can be a challenge. While trying to study I have often had to contend with hearing gunshots and ambulance or police cars racing up and down the streets. The library is just a shelter for the homeless and a baby-sitter for young children waiting until their parents get off work. "Through all of this I have established high expectations and standards for myself. I am determined not to end up like so many of my peers. I have a strong sense of purpose and direction in my life. I am motivated to strive to be the best person I can be, with the understanding that a solid education can lead to self-improvement as well as social and economic empowerment."

I was heartbroken when I read about Terence Kelly. I'm sorry, but I have zero sympathy for the animals who think this is an acceptable way to live. The cops should impound every f'in yuppie SUV that rolls into the hood to buy crack, and beat every junkie crackhead from the hood trying to score (and the sUV drivers as well) senseless.
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The majority of people in his situation give in to the temptations of the environment and wind up in trouble. Here's a guy who saw a way out, believed that he could make it happen, and did everything he could to better himself so he could lead a better life in the future. It sucks that he never got the chance....

Guys like this should be held up as heroes in these neighborhoods, not the gang leaders and drug dealers. :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:
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