With a heavy heart, I witness what strength and compassion look like. In the face of such raw grief, I stand in awe of the young Saxons I teach. Their ability to listen to each other, to care for one another, to lend a helping hand and to honor each other is truly amazing. Right outside of my classroom door, a small memorial for one of the girls has been erected around her chalk walk drawing from this past Friday. Students have been gathering around the chalk mural all day. Grief counselors are on campus both today and tomorrow. And as somber as my afternoon classes have been, I know that how fleeting life is cannot be lost upon them. Today is not the day for academic lessons. Today life’s lessons have intervened. I send my deepest condolences to the families of these two young ladies, and my sincerest sympathies to their classmates, their friends, their Saxon family.
Saxons returning from the weekend were greeted with sad news this morning, as Principal Dr. Ron Richardson announced that two students were lost in the early morning hours this morning in a an automobile accident.
A grief crisis team is on campus today and tomorrow, and possibly more days ahead, as students mourn the loss of two senior girls.
The North Wind Online will provide more information as it becomes available.
The North Wind Online team sends deepest condolences and sympathies to the families and friends of the those of our Saxon family lost in this early morning crash.