Classes for Huron High School students will end at 12:30 Friday afternoon, as the school comes to grips with the loss of two of their own. 16 year-olds Manny Martinez and Marisol Corona were killed Sunday afternoon in a roll-over crash near Alpena. The suspension of classes for grades nine through twelve is to allow students and staff to mourn the passing and honor the memory of Martinez and Corona. Superintendent Terry Nebelsick says it’s been a difficult week…[audio:http://prprt.itmwpb.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/688/2012/10/studentdeath1.mp3|titles=studentdeath1]
Nebelsick doesn’t think the loss of “Mari” and “Manny” is affecting the students from an education standpoint…[audio:http://prprt.itmwpb.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/688/2012/10/studentdeath2.mp3|titles=studentdeath2]
Nebelsick sees the incident, bringing the school system together…[audio:http://prprt.itmwpb.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/688/2012/10/studentdeath3.mp3|titles=studentdeath3]
Nebelsick credits the school staff with helping students deal with what’s happened. School officials hope Friday afternoon will be spent by students in quite memory of the students lost and allow the opportunity for students and staff to attend the funeral for Corona, or to travel to Worthington, Minnesota for an evening wake and Saturday funeral for Martinez. Classes for kindergarten through eight grade will continue as normal on Friday. Some school staffers will remain at the Huron High School to provide supervision for students who need to ride buses at normal times at the end of the day. The Huron School District intends to hold a moment of silence to honor Corona and Martinez at the beginning of the Board of Education meeting Monday night.
- To hear News Director Zach Nelson’s full interview with Huron School Superintendent Terry Nebelsick click on the audio player: [audio:http://prprt.itmwpb.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/688/2012/10/nebelsick.mp3|titles=nebelsick]