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No Backpack Day at Wellesley High this Friday

Wellesley backpacks CPK

Photo by Patrick Rafter

Wellesley High School this Friday will have its annual No Backpack Day to honor the memory of Hannah Randolph, who two years ago during school break was killed in a skiing accident during her freshman year.

Principal Andrew Keough describes the day this way:

“Two years ago, we tragically lost one of our ninth grade students, Hannah Randolph in a skiing accident.  It just so happened that the day we were scheduled to return from break and acknowledge this terrible loss, we were also scheduled to celebrate the significant move to the new school.  In speaking to Hannah’s parents, Marshall Randolph and Karen McLaughlin, I learned that one of the things Hannah had been looking forward to most that day was the fact that we had asked the students to leave their backpacks at home for Moving Day (in order to fit in the old gym).  During the all school meeting, in recognition of Hannah’s absence, I decided to declare one day in February, for the four years that Hannah would have been a student here, a backpack free holiday for Wellesley High School.  That day this year falls on February 14th.

It is important that we honor this day and if at all possible take a moment to remember this young woman, who touched so many lives.  She mattered so much to so many.”

RELATED: Wellesley 1 Miler for Hannah’s Fund



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