Students organize Sandy Hook vigil

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The Los Alamos High School Student Council has organized a candlelight vigil in memory of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting. The memorial will be at 5 p.m. Friday at Ashley Pond.
Members of the community are asked to bring their own candle to the memorial. LAPS Superintendent Dr. Gene Schmidt and youth advocate and local resident Morrie Pongratz, will be guest speakers, followed by a moment of silence and remembrance by candlelight around the pond.
Residents are asked to join in and honor the children, teachers and administration staff who lost their lives in the tragedy one week ago in Newtown, Conn.
Los Alamos High School Junior Soumyo Lahiri-Gupta approached the county on behalf of the student council earlier this week, requesting assistance in booking the pond as the location.
 The county administrator and county council endorsed the student council’s request during Tuesday night’s council meeting and members of the council plan to attend Friday evening’s memorial.

Monitor Staff Report