Posted at: 10/23/2012 6:37 PM
By: Katie Eldred
Memorial Nearly Complete at Lewiston-Altura High School
(ABC 6 News) -- Two years after a crash that killed three of their friends, students at Lewiston-Altura High School are making sure the girls are still remembered. A group of students are building a memorial in their friends honor.
Brick by Brick students at Lewiston-Altura high school are finishing up a memorial for their friends. Shauna Ruhoff, Morgan Zeller, and Katie Hornberg, all killed in a roll-over accident back in 2010.
"When I first think of it I want to cry, and I'm really sad," said Brittni Gallus.
A fellow student of the girls, she says building the memorial has helped them heal.
"You are happy when you think of when you grew up with them, and everything," said Gallus.
With three students killed in one accident, the entire community has felt the loss.
"This is a way for us to remember them, and be able to honor them," said Gallus.
The students raised more than nine thousand dollars for the garden memorial, that sits just north of the school.
"It was an extremely somber time, and it brought the school together," said Ryan Steele.
A teacher at Lewiston-Altura High School, Steele's landscaping class has done much of the work on the memorial. He says the project has been a good experience for the students.
"I hope they remember the girls involved and remember to be safe, but it also gives them a sense of pride," said Steele.
Since the accident the community and school has come together, and Gallus hopes the memorial will continue to help the community heal.
"I'm hoping that people will be happy and remember them and be able to grow from this, and just keep remembering to buckle up and be safe."
All that's needed to complete the landscaping project are three stones with the names of three students gone too soon. They plan to officially finish up the memorial this spring by planting flowers around the stones.