On Sunday morning four Manheim Central students: 9th grader DeVaughn Lee, 10th graders Nicolas Bryson and Cody Hollinger, and 11th grader John Griffith were killed in a car accident on Mount Wilson Road. All four boys were on the school’s football team.
Schools around Lancaster County are going to be showing their sympathy and support for the families of these four boys by wearing maroon, one of Central’s school colors, on Friday, January 21.
Shayna Sanchez, a junior at Penn Manor said she personally knew one of the boys, John Griffith, “I think it’s a really good idea for those who were close to the boys,” said Sanchez, “it’s an easy way for us all to mourn together.”
A Facebook group was created to invite people to join the cause and wear maroon on Friday. This is meant as a way for students and faculty from surrounding schools to silently show their support.
Senior, Brian Ramsey stated, “I think it’s pretty awesome, it’s a cool thing, and it shows support.”
Penn Manor students, please help our school and show your support.
“I thinks it’s good that people are showing support to the friends and family members of this tragic loss,” said sophomore Xavier Suarez, “It’s a sad thing that happened.”
By Lyta Ringo and Kayla Pagan. Jordann Sterkevetz also contributed to this story.