In Fairfax Virginia a 22-year-old graduate student, Marisa Harris was killed around 4:15 p.m. Saturday October 28th on I-66 after a 12-year-old boy attempting suicide jumped off an overpass and landed on her SUV. Harris was going eastbound when the boy leaped from the Cedar Lane overpass and landed on her 2005 Ford Escape, reported WRC.
Police responded to the accident at 4:18 p.m.Harris was pronounced dead at the scene. Her boyfriend was also in the car when the accident took place, his name was not given and he was not injured. At impact Harris grabbed the steering wheel and maneuvered the vehicle off the interstate, according to authorities, stopping against a concrete barrier on the road’s left shoulder. Harris’ family said her boyfriend took control of the car and steered it off of the interstate. Harris was killed by the impact of the fall, according to Corinne Geller, a spokeswoman for Virginia State Police. Following the accident, the police transported the 12-year-old boy to Fairfax Inova Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Marisa Harris’s mother explained how it was ironic that the boy who killed her child could have been helped by hers. Marisa’s mother knows that her daughter could have helped the depressed child. Marisa Harris’s mother explained how it was ironic that the boy who killed her child could have been helped by hers. Given her work with children, the circumstances of her death — after a suicide attempt by a 12-year-old — were not lost on the family. Harris’s father described her as outgoing and well-traveled. She had an affinity for the outdoors and loved hiking, he said. “She was fearless, she was absolutely fearless,” he said. “She was loved by her friends, she was dearly loved by her family, she was admired by her peers, she was just a shining star.” And her professional interest ran in the family: Harris’s grandfather is also a psychologist, and her father said she “comes from a long line of psychologists.” Marisa’s parents know that her daughter could have helped the depressed child. Marisa was a graduate from summa cum laude from Towson University before beginning her from a program at Marymount University where she studied mental health counseling. The police at the scene made it unclear if the boy responsible for the death of Marisa Harris would have to be charged.
Do you enjoy Game of Thrones and want to participate in drama? West Clermont High School is excited to announce they will be putting on Game of Tiaras! A twist on the hit TV show that involves the Disney princesses.The show will be on January 5th and 6th. If that sounds like something you would enjoy and have time to participate in, there will be auditions today after school! You need to perform a short monologue, either one provided or you can bring your own. Callbacks will be tomorrow after school and then the first rehearsal will take place on Friday. Rehearsals will be after school Mondays through Fridays. This show has a smaller cast but is in need of a very large crew and tech. Tech/crew will take place on the weekends and sometimes after school. WCHS likes to have a very student led show meaning that we have a very hands on crew. The crew for this show will be building a castles with levels! If you are more interested in joining crew and/or tech talk to Mrs. Handkins, her office is right behind the auditorium. So come on out and audition, all auditions are welcomed!
A very important question everybody has been asking is ,“why are our Great Lakes drying up so quickly?” For years we have been told the reason for that being we “global warming” or some sort of climate change. What if that isn’t true? What if the reason all of our Great Lakes are drying up is because of us. Scientist are now discovering the problem the drying up the lakes are because of humans. More than 170 years of water records, and comparing these records to the amount of flowing of water has shown us that, the amount of consumption of freshwater is what could be to blame for Utah’s Great Lake. Continue reading The Destruction Of Our Great Lakes
The 3rd annual West Clermont Thanksgiving feast will be taking place will be taking place on November 22nd. The dinner will be at West Clermont High School (4101 Bach Buxton Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45103), from 5:00p.m till 7:30p.m. The idea of the dinner is to have a warm and welcoming feel, the school will be decorated in a warm and family friendly fashion and will be fully catered by Golden Rule Catering. . Help bring the community together for the upcoming holiday season by helping out. If you would like to volunteer you can sign up at http://bit.ly/2i5kGWu. You can help set up, clean up, or serve. WCHS would love to be able to send every family home with a $100 kroger gift card to help out with the holidays coming up. Donations would be greatly appreciated. If you or someone you know would like to attend please RSVP at 513-943-6868 by the 17th of November.
In twenty-seven of the one hundred and fourteen districts of Madagascar, has experience over 600 infected people and leaving 57 dead. Madagascar sadly experiences over 400 plagues each year, which are usually spread by infected fleas or bodily fluids. But, this unquenchable outbreak has been different from most, because of the pneumonic plague. This plague is air born, and when infected individual’s cough they can infect others. When left untreated, it is a fatal outcome. Continue reading Madagascar Plague: Spreading Rapidly
The West Clermont Girls Soccer team dominated their game against Northwest this past weekend at West Clermont High School. It was many players last time playing on their
home field as it was senior night for our Lady Wolves. The celebration for the seniors started on Friday with a senior dinner where all the players and coaches gathered to celebrate the seniors last year of playing soccer. Before the game started the Seniors walked out with parents and family members, while coaches, parents, and players said final messages to each other and congratulated the seniors. Continue reading Girls Soccer: Senior Night
Gaga: Five Foot Two, shows a new up close and personal side that we have never seen before. We get a glimpse into how she prepared for her iconic 2017 super bowl halftime performance. As well as how Gaga wanted to come out with a bang, and give her audience exactly what they weren’t expecting. But we also get a chance to see the undeniable beautiful meaning behind Joanne. Gaga goes to visit her grandma and look at some memorabilia of her late aunt Joanne Stefani Germanotta. During the visit we got a chance to see some of Joanne’s poetry, and drawings. Gaga even commented how talented she was. But sadly, her aunt Joanne passed away because of lupus at the age of 19. Gaga’s new album took an emotional toll on her and her family, when she dug deep to create a glorious piece to remember Joanne. Continue reading Lady Gaga: Five Foot Two
Girls, be honest how many dresses do you have in your closet that you don’t wear anymore? Do you still want those dresses? Guys, do you have any nice pairs of pants or shirts that don’t fit or don’t like? If any of those situations apply to you, bring them to school and donate them. This year our school has decided that we should help the students who can’t get clothing for homecoming. So they decided that a good way to help them would be for those who have dresses or dress clothes that they don’t wear anymore to donate them to our school. That way someone who needs an outfit has a way to get one without stressing their family budget. It can be dresses, high heels, dress pants, dress shirts, ties, or dress shoes. If you want to donate clothing, take it to Ms. Burris in room 325 or to Ms Walters in the main office.