Friday, April 29, 2016

Students at a Maryland high school come together after two deaths

As Winston Churchill High School mourned the loss of a second student in less than two months, more than 150 students converged on a Potomac park hoping to forge a stronger sense of community while they honored those who died.
Balloons festooned a goal post, and music played as students mingled. The gathering on Sunday had the feel of a spring picnic — three-legged races, blankets spread out on the grass — but with a deeper sense of purpose.
Churchill has lost two of its own since February: Alyson “Alex” Baumann, 15, a sophomore who died Feb. 25, and Anna “Maya” Castillo, 17, a junior who died April 17. Both families have confirmed that the teenagers took their own lives...

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