Against All Odds Trevor Broke the Barrier

by Xavier Walton, xwalton@k2tv.com

Graduating from high school was something no one in Trevor Meyer's family has ever done.  However, it didn't come easy.  Trevor had one credit to his name after freshman year and a drug addiction he couldn't kick.

Scathing uncharted waters Trevor did the undone.



Trevor Meyer was backed into a corner.  The odds were stacked against him.  Both his parents were high school drop outs, his older brother- same story.  Three years ago, as a freshman in high school drugs took control of Trevor's life.

"The first couple of weeks I was in jail I thought to myself "oh man," what could I have done differently, yeah know not to get caught and stuff like that.  It took at least three or four weeks to realize that this was a sign from God that I was out of control," Trevor Meyer said.

At the end of freshman year  Trevor had one credit to his name.  Sophomore year he transferred to Roosevelt High, but it was more of the same.

"Got hot UA's didn't really think of it as a big deal just didn't really care and through it aside and was still using and stuff," said Meyer.

Trevor was in and out of rehab hoping and praying to end to his addiction.

"I got caught at summer school with spice, which led me to go on drug court," said Meyer.

After drug court he went clean and sober.  In fact, he found his way onto another court.
Trevor made the school's basketball team.

You see him here in the team picture.  To play he had to maintain a 3.0 GPA.
Trevor said his mom was the MVP.

"She always tells me, she's all when my class graduated I stood in the stands and balled my eyes out because she knew she should have been up there," said Meyer.

We spoke with Trevor's mom, at times she had her doubts.

"Me being an addict as well, but now clean and sober, I kind of knew what he was going through," said Sheila Romey, Trevor's mother.  "When you're in addiction it takes you.  You can have all this outside influence, but if you don't want it it's not going to happen for you.  So you've got to be the one that wants it."

Trevor wanted it and despite all the ups and downs with his mother riding shotgun he broke the barrier doing something no one else in his family has done. 

"My family stuck together and we couldn't be more proud of him," said Romey.

"I just feel accomplished.  I feel like I actually did something with my life besides all the drug using and stuff.  Actually got through my dark moments and actually pulled through and did it for the best," said Meyer.

Trevor Meyer is set to walk across the stage on Monday, capping off one of the truly great success stories of the year.   Reporting in Casper, I'm Xavier Walton K2 News.