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by Karen Goff September 29, 2014 at 9:30 am 2,367 0

Emma Clark/Credit: SLHS yearbook 2014Friends and relatives of Emma Clark will gather later this week to remember the South Lakes High School senior, who died suddenly last Wednesday.

Emma’s family will hold visitation at Adams-Green Funeral Home, 721 Elden St. in Herndon, Tuesday, Sept. 30, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 11 a.m. at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 11900 Lawyers Rd. in Reston.

To see more information or sign an online condolence book visit the Adams-Green website.

South Lakes students held a candlelight vigil for Emma, 17, on Friday night in her neighborhood, the Monroe Manor section of Oak Hill. Emma has been remembered by fellow students as a softball player and chorus member. She also held a part-time job at Life Time Athletic in Reston.

There has been an outpouring of support both from South Lakes students and teens from neighboring schools. The Seahawks football team dedicated its Friday night game vs. McLean to Emma, as did athletes from nearby schools.

Photo: Emma Clark/2014 SLHS Yearbook

by Karen Goff September 26, 2014 at 4:11 pm 8,810 0

SLHS Class of '15 signs a banner in memory of Emma Clark/Credit: SLHS Class of 2015 via TwitterSouth Lakes High School’s Class of 2015 has banded together in the aftermath of the sudden death of their classmate, Emma Clark.

Emma, who lived in Oak Hill, unexpectedly died on Wednesday. The cause of death has not been released.

She had been a member of chorus groups and the South Lakes softball team, classmates said. She also held a part-time job at Life Time Athletic in Reston.

The Class of 2015 encouraged one another to wear green to school on Friday in memory of Emma. The students also signed a giant banner in Emma’s honor.

The class is planning a candlelight vigil Friday night near the Monroe Manor neighborhood where Emma lived.

Students from South Lakes and neighboring schools took to Twitter with messages with the hashtag #RIPEmma.

South Lakes received flowers and a note of support from Langley High School students. Two Langley students committed suicide the same week during the 2013-14 school year.

Photo: South Lakes students sign banner Friday in memory of Emma Clark/Credit: SLHS Class of 2015 via Twitter
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