Friday, October 17, 2008

WEARING WHITE – FOR A LOST FRIEND

From time to time we receive an Email that I feel is both moving and important. Yesterday I received one of those Emails from a Sophomore who attends Keystone High School in LaGrange. The student wrote about the loss of their friend, Molly Webber and how the student body has come together in support and in tribute to their fellow classmate and friend.

With the permission of the student, I am posting the Email in full for our readers to see.

Dear TMC,

I am a student at Keystone High School. I attended school with Molly Webber, the girl from Lagrange who was killed in Tuesday's accident.

I just wanted to share with you a story of kindness, hope, and the reality of how much the students here at Keystone really care for one another.

We are by no means a big school. News travels like wildfire. Within 25 minutes, I received numerous chain text messages in Molly's honor. But another student took it a step further.

The student had posted a public message on the social networking site MySpace. The bulletin asked students (mind you, these students are limited since this was just a bulletin posted for others to view OPTIONALLY) to wear white, since the color often represents purity and innocence. It was just a gesture to show this student's care. The bulletin, however, took on HUGE notice, and was read aloud in every class and was given as a school-wide announcement by our principal.

Today, I arrived at school to find that very few students had not worn white (those who had not did not do so out of disrespect, they were absent the day of the announcement). It was overwhelming to see that everyone, even people who did not know Molly but wanted to show respect to those who had, had worn white to school today.

To look down the hallway and see an entire school come together in honor of one girl was absolutely astounding.

Other schools also made kind gestures. Wellington and Black River high schools both sent flowers in memory of Molly.

Every little thing has been done and will be done to honor Molly Beth Webber in this tragic and moving time.

She will be greatly missed.

KHS Student

6 Comments:

Anonymous Patsy said...

What a wonderful gesture!
Thanks TMC for sharing this!
Makes you hope for the future of our kids.

2:49 PM  
Anonymous Kevin R said...

Sometimes adults forget how resilient kids can be. I think these kids are owed a great amount of respect for coming together and supporting each other.

There are some kids AND adults, out there that would think about themselves first and not see the pain and suffering that is going on around them. What a wonderful thing that these kids not only saw the pain and suffering but then did something about it.

Our families prayers are with the Webber family and the Keystone High School family.

2:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless Molly and the Webber family

3:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!
RGF

5:16 PM  
Anonymous Heather said...

god bless

8:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This student could teach some adults I know something about being an adult.

12:38 PM  

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