By Amy Maginnis-Honey
It’s been a rough few years for Shakir Howard.
His mother was killed in a car accident at the beginning of his junior year.
Sonya Barron was always in the crowd at basketball games to cheer him on. She had returned to school planning a new career to boost the family finances.
“She was always there for me every day,” Shakir Howard said.
He learned about her death in a classroom.