K-Park remembers Jessica St. Aubyn

Emily Humble, Web Editor

Under sunny skies, more than 100 students and teachers gathered on a baseball field to say good-bye to Jessica St. Aubyn, a former K-Park student who died Oct. 19 during surgery. They released balloons in a rainbow of colors, led a prayer and shared memories.

St. Aubyn, who attended K-Park for two years before moving away at the end of last school year, suffered from chronic health problems through her life. She went into surgery in September for a lung transplant. However, the operation was not successful.

The Oct. 24 memorial for St. Aubyn was hosted by the K-Park baseball program and organized by baseball player Cameron Schmidt.

“I have just stepped back and let my players organize the whole thing, they have done a great job,” said head baseball coach Bruce Cox. “I’m very proud of my baseball guys for doing this.”

At the memorial, each person was given a balloon and had the opportunity to write a short note to St. Aubyn to tie to the string. Several of St. Aubyn’s closest friends spoke to the crowd before a student-led prayer.

“Fly high butterfly,” read one note.

“Rest in peace beautiful,” wished another. “God rest your soul.”