We lost this beautiful child far too soon and as a community we are heartbroken. As members of the Daniel Boone School District we are devastated. As friends of the Whitney family we are at a loss for words. So many people have approached me about what they can do to help this family, to honor Ciara. Well, we may not have the words, but together we have the power. We have the power to help Steve, Karen and Ciara's brother Zach honor their daughter, their sister, our friend, by making a donation to The Ciara Whitney Scholarship Fund. This fund will help provide an annual award scholarship to a student at Daniel Boone High School to pursue a degree in the Arts. By making a donation to the scholarship fund we are not only enriching the life of a Daniel Boone student, but we are honoring the memory of Ciara. Beautiful, colourful, contagious Ciara.
This is a difficult time for all of us - the loss is almost unbearable. Let's join together and help this family honor the memory of their beautiful daughter and sister. To Steve and Karen - thank you for sharing your daughter with us - we are better having known her.
To Zach - we are here for you, whatever you need - whenever you need us.
To the grieving students at Boone and surrounding school districts: you are not alone - reach out to a parent or to a friend - we're all in this together. #ciarastrong
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