Hebron students walk to help family of classmate

2013-10-14T18:15:00Z 2013-10-14T20:10:42Z Hebron students walk to help family of classmateAnnette Arnold annette.arnold@nwi.com, (219) 5648-4359 nwitimes.com

HEBRON | Students and community members participated Friday in a Walk for Brian, a fundraiser for Brian Novreske and his family. Brian had been battling brain tumors for almost two years.  He lost his battle Friday night at the age of 16.

Students at all the Hebron schools participated in the walk around the track and cross country course, many wore T-shirts that read, "Team Brian." Before the start of the walk the students released balloons in Brian's honor.

"My students wanted to do something for Brian and his family to let them know that they are thinking of the family," said Melissa Pearce, National Honor Society adviser and high school English teacher. "The students went crazy planning this event. It gave them a chance to show their love for Brian and that we care about him."

Pearce remembers Brian always smiling. "I remember him coming to school and not feeling good but he still had his laptop and had a smile on his face."

The students and community raised more than $6,000, which will be given directly to Brian's family. Donations can still be given at any of the Hebron schools.

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