SLHS Shocked By Senior’s Sudden Death

Emma Clark/Credit: SLHS yearbook 2014South Lakes High School students are mourning the death of senior Emma Clark, who died unexpectedly on Wednesday.

Students were told of the news at school this morning. Grief counselors will be available to any student who needs help.

No further details of the cause of death have been released.

Principal Kim Retzer also reached out to SLHS families in an email:

Dear South Lakes Families,

It is with great sadness that I share with you the news of senior Emma Clark’s unexpected death yesterday.  Emma was well liked by all who knew her. She was an excellent student and active in a number of school activities. She will be truly missed and lovingly remembered by the South Lakes community.

Understanding death, especially the death of a peer, can be a very difficult experience. For that reason, we hope that you will listen to your son or daughter as well as discuss with them their feelings and reactions to this tragedy.  We are taking every step we can to be responsive to the needs of our students and their families. A crisis team has been set up to support our students and staff over the next two days. Keep us informed if there are ways we can support you.

On behalf of all members of the school staff, our deepest condolences are with Emma’s family and friends during this difficult time. If we can be of further assistance, please feel free to call the school office 703-715-4500.

 Photo: Emma Clark, 2014 South Lakes yearbook

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