Classy Move By WTAMU To Honor Students Who Passed Away
There are a multitude of reasons flags will be flown at half-mast. Sometimes we see it and can't even figure out why. We pull out our phones and Google it so we can see the reason. It could be someone passing away. Certain holidays will have them flown at half-mast.
Tomorrow, you will see the flags at West Texas A&M flown at half-mast, and for an incredibly powerful reason.
The university will be honoring the students that passed away during the 2022-23 academic year by lowering all their flags on and around campus to half-mast. This year saw nine WTAMU students pass away far too soon, and the university honoring them is such a beautiful tribute. It's something I've never seen any school do before.
The flags will represent the lives and legacies of these nine students:
These students represent the entire state of Texas in the sense of where they came from. These particular students hailed from Bridgeport, Hamilton, Amarillo, San Antonio, Plainview, Canyon, and Lamesa. They were all majoring in something different from one another.
The school will hold a student memorial service in the Joseph A. Hill Memorial Chapel on campus, and there will be a reception to follow in the commons area of the Jack B. Kelley Student Center.
Now, the university isn't stopping with just that. In honor of each of the students, they have awarded nine students with a $700 scholarship, with each one of the scholarships in the name of one of the students that passed away.
Such a classy move by WTAMU and I applaud them for remembering those students whose lives ended entirely too early this academic year.