Vigil Remembers Fellow Student

April 11, 2011 Updated Apr 11, 2011 at 11:30 PM EDT

By Lou Chilelli

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April 11, 2011 Updated Apr 11, 2011 at 11:30 PM EDT


Town of Evans, N.Y. (WKBW) -- The steps of Lake Shore High School were the back drop for about 200 people who came to remember 18 year old Angel Leverenz. The tragic death of the high school senior, after a fall in a remote area of Evans, has had an effect on the school and the community. "Because she was really caring and kind person," said Holly Hirch, a friend of Angel's.

Nichole Heller, another friend of Angel's, said, "She was a really really really nice person. Got along with everyone. Everyone was friends with her. She was just really easy to get along with. She was just a really good person." The school has been working to support the students and there have been counseling sessions for those who needed someone to talk to. High School counselor Steve Brown added, "I think any time these tragedies happen, we always have to do self reflection on what has happened and start looking at what we can do to make sure that we are all safe."

Dennis Adey is another fried of Angel's. "It was really tough in the beginning. But, the one thing that's keeping us going is the laughs that we had with her. She was such a funny person and she always tried to keep up beat," he recalled. This student organized vigil will not be the last remembrance of Angel. "We are going to raise money for her family. I'm getting people together because she always did Habitat for Humanity. So, I'm getting people together to work there some time soon. We are going to do it in her memory," Adey added.