Classification: 6th Grade
Faith West Academy
Sixth grader Reagan Thieme shares several interests in common with her classmates; volleyball, softball, and cheerleading. But there is a unique relationship she has with her old brother, ninth grader Cameron, which sets her apart. Because siblings grow up in the same household, their relationships are often strained or the cohesiveness of the family become evident. In the case of Reagan and Cameron it is reflected in the latter of these dynamics. Cameron and Reagan have a close-knit relationship, as best of friends, rather than rivaling family members. According to Reagan, the secret to their sibling peace, is “Cameron isn’t mean,” making the difference in their connection together. Likewise, Cameron says the success of their brother/sister relationship is spending time with each other.