Star Student Remembered
WHS junior Van Rashid passed away in her home this week. Preliminary reports suggest that Rashid suffered from a previously unknown pulmonary condition.
Rashid was a bright student involved in numerous school activities. Most recently, she and several other select students flew to Paris as part of the annual Birmingham trip that supports Wylie scholars.
“Van always had a smile on her face and greeted everyone, even people she didn’t know, with open arms,” Student Council President Mason Schara said, “Wylie High School won’t be the same without her.”
Students and staff were given the tragic news on Thursday morning, and grief counselors were on-site to assist all who were mourning.
Sophomore Amit Shewcharan says all are welcome to comment on her tribute Faceboook page, and that so far, it has had several thousand hits.
A student-led candle light vigil will be held on the back courtyard on Monday, April 4, at 8:30 p.m., and all faculty, students and community members are invited. So far, three hundred WHS students have pledged that they will attend.
“Van was one of the most outgoing and involved students on our campus,” Principal Gary Brown said, “This is truly, a tragic loss.”