BOONSBORO ? A May 31 Celebration of Life at the Boonsboro High School campus was an opportunity for students, faculty and others to share their feelings about the deaths of a number of classmates during the 2005-06 school year.
"There were six trees planted ? five for students and one to remind all of us that every day is special," said Sevan Birky, the mother of a Boonsboro High School student who attended the celebration.
Birky said she counted 44 in attendance at the evening celebration. The trees were donated by New Life Garden Center on Lappans Road; Mountainside and Sunny Meadows, both of Boonsboro; and Lovell's and Snavely's, both on Leitersburg Pike.
Such an organized expression of grief is part of the healing process and that is healthy, said Dave Spurrier, one of three guidance counselors at the school.