A Sad Graduation

by Nicole Kane
(Hartford, South Dakota, USA)

Dustin Holter

Dustin Holter

May 20,2006 was the day of graduation at West Central High School in Hartford, SD. It was supposed to be a time of celebrating new beginnings, instead it was a time of mourning. WC Senior Dustin Holter, 18, of Humboldt,SD, was killed early that morning on the way home from a senior party. Alcohol and high speed were involved. He flipped his car in a field where another student found him and called 911. The EMT's were too late to save him, Sherriff Milstead identified Dustin as he was a classmate to the Sherriff's son. There was an empty chair at the ceremony that afternoon in honor of Dustin. No one could really believe he was gone, he had been in classes with everyone only days before. After that accident drinking around WC has gone down drastically. We all thought it would never happen to us, but it did and it woke us up to reality.

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Oct 01, 2010
I am so sorry and you are in my prayers
by: Leona Headley

I am so sorry you are in my prayers my Best Friend had died too and I didnt think a drunk driver would have hit him and took his life away at 16 years old but they did and I know how it feels to lose someone you care a whole lot about cause I even lost my mom and dad but not by drinking though but I still know how u feel about losing someone you love and care deeply about here is a bible verse that my best friend loved and he shared it with me often Jeremiah36-39 it seemed to have helped me when I needed help.

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