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Northview fundraisers honor two students

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Justin Snow
Brandee Siples
Two fundraisers taking place at Northview High School were set up to remember two students.

Northview English teacher Michelle Tracy, who also is the advisor of the school's National Honor Society, recently told The Brazil Times the group organized the fundraisers in memory of Brandee Siples and Justin Snow.

Both students were tragically killed in automobile accidents within days of each other last year.

"I think it's a good thing to do to show the students that those students aren't forgotten," Tracy said. "When someone passes away, it's something that devastates the community for a few minutes, but the family is still grieving. (The fundraisers) keeps their spirits alive. It also brings the school together and shows a lot of unity."

Tracy said Northview Principal Tim Rayle contacted her about a possible fundraiser in memory of Siples after her mother contacted him.

The National Honor Society set up a fundraiser where students could purchase paper icons -- one in the shape of a Colts' football and the other in the shape of a heart. The icons were then posted in the school cafeteria.

Tracy said the fundraiser raised more than $500.

"A large majority of people gave something," she said.

In addition, on Halloween, students paid $1 to dress up and the money was sent to the Riley Children's Hospital.

The organization has also set up another fundraiser in memory of Snow and a clothing drive.

Tracy said during the week of Nov. 17-21, Northview students will have the opportunity to get back at their teachers.

Throughout the week, the National Honor Society will have a table set up during lunch hours with cans on it. The cans will have a teacher's picture on them. The teachers that raise the most money will then have to face the consequences on Nov. 21. Tracy said some of the things teachers would do include taking a pie in the face, kissing a pig, dancing, or singing Karaoke.

She added a Tug-of-War would take place on Nov. 21 between different departments in the school.

"At the end of the week, we'll have the activity period," Tracy said.

She said a staff basketball game between Northview and Clay City teachers has also been scheduled to take place at 7:45 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19. Teachers will also serve as band members and cheerleaders and the community is invited.

All the money that is collected will go to the society's clothing drive.

On Friday, Nov. 21, Northview students will be asked to pay $1 to wear camouflage to school. Half of the money collected from this fundraiser will go to the clothing drive while the remaining half will be donated in honor of Justin Snow's family, who will decide where to donate the money.

"He would have been a senior this year," Tracy said. "A lot of students were really interested."

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What a wonderful way to remember these two students!

-- Posted by bandmom_63 on Wed, Nov 12, 2008, at 9:07 PM

I am so very proud to say my daughter Alex is in the National Honor Society! Brandee and Justin need to be remembered each and everyday!!! RIP to you both and always know you are in our thoughts and prayers! God Bless you! Becki Coltharp

-- Posted by Becki on Thu, Nov 13, 2008, at 6:15 AM

This is a very good project. I hope they raise a lot of money in these two kids memories

-- Posted by sassypants on Thu, Nov 13, 2008, at 7:15 AM


Some are human and make typo mistakes. I hope that everyone can be as perfect as you.

-- Posted by beautiful978 on Thu, Nov 13, 2008, at 7:52 AM

Thank you for remember Justin and Brandee. As Justin's aunt thank you.

-- Posted by tngirls3 on Sun, Nov 16, 2008, at 11:55 AM

As a Northview Senior, I know that Brandee and Justin are missed so much. They will forever be a part of Northview Graduating Class Of 2009!!!

-- Posted by nhs_princess_09 on Wed, Nov 19, 2008, at 8:09 AM

i think this is a really good thing to do and i lost one of my best friends justin snow in one of those automobile wreck and i miss that kid like crazy. and it does northview and the community good to help reaise money for stuff like this

-- Posted by savanna01 on Sun, Nov 23, 2008, at 9:55 AM

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