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NeQuacia Porsha Jacobs-Lewis

Age 18

Dallas, Texas

High school graduation, diploma, career — gone

The chairs were filled with rows of students. She was the honor student, but her mom stood in her place, receiving her hard-earned high school diploma.

She planned to attend the University of Texas at Austin and help cancer patients; she would’ve been the first in her family to graduate from college. She wanted to ease her family’s financial struggles. She spoiled her three sisters but also set an example for them.

On Feb. 24, 2018, NeQuacia Porsha Jacobs-Lewis, 18, was shot in the chest and killed while looking out of her apartment window in Dallas, Texas. Her sister Trameicia was shot but survived.

By Callia Yuan · Age 16
Meet the Reporters

More than 100 diligent students

Ryan Amadeo Dela Cruz

Gone, two weeks shy of graduation

Lorenzo Moore-Vaughn

About to start his senior year

Shondricka J'Nay Adams

Celebrating one night, gone the next

Jayden Fondeur

His older brother found him first

Jontae Billups-Brooks

An athlete and a music lover

Caydence Nicole Painter

Reading, dancing, playing. Siblings shot together.

Favian Isiah Carrillo Duran

Respectful, shy teen did grandma’s chores

Telvin Goll

He wished for the American Dream

Amariah C. Emery

On her T-shirt, a peace sign

Jon-Marvin Revels Jacobs

He was on his way home

Xzariah Denecca Rice

Her father died in her arms

Martez Christopher Wade

“He wasn’t a statistic,” said mom

Jonathan David Freeman Jr.

Debated anything, from music to Deflategate

Kevin Wilson Jr.

Star athlete with a bright future

Kaileigh Lin Collier

Was “more beautiful than she knew”

Martin Duque Anguiano

An ambitious, bright boy, senselessly killed

Francisco Puentes

Mom never received the happy news

Ezekiel James Griego

Graduated high school, had promising future

Manuel Lopez Jr.

High school senior set to graduate

Taylor Hayes

A star on her karaoke machine