Upward bound, she never stopped striving
She had a dream: “She said she wanted to be a firefighter, but I know she really just wanted to save the world. She had so much promise,” said her cousin, Shayla Greene.
She wanted to be a cheerleader, but her parents didn’t have the $300 to buy her a uniform. Those kinds of obstacles didn’t stop her from dreaming. A freshman at Compton High School, she had just been accepted into Upward Bound, which meant she could take college-level classes.
Britney Malone and her stepfather were shot and killed in their home by her stepbrother on Sept. 28, 2018, in Compton, California. She was 13 years old.