When describing her friend ShyAnn Hooper, Boyd High School sophomore Linsey Chancellor quickly recalled her smile.
“She had an infectious smile,” Chancellor said. “She always had a positive attitude.”
Hooper, a Northwest High School sophomore, was killed Monday in a car accident on Texas 114. Another Northwest student, Brianna Christensen, was injured and transported to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth.
Chancellor and other Boyd students Wednesday paid tribute to Hooper, showing their support for the neighboring Northwest student body by wearing orange – Hooper’s favorite color – and holding a prayer in front of the school. Several students held a sign that read “Boyd supports Northwest.”
“This means a lot,” Chancellor said of the gathering, which drew more than 100 students.
Chancellor and fellow Boyd students Lindsey Cosman and Payton Salmon attended Chisholm Trail Middle School with Hooper. Chancellor said she also attended church with Hooper at Aurora Baptist.
“It meant a lot, to come together and support Northwest,” Cosman said.
The three also played on athletic teams together while they were growing up.
“She was good at any sport she tried,” Chancellor said.
Boyd High School Principal Scott Nedrow was proud of his students reaching out to their neighbors. Nedrow’s wife, Molly, had Hooper in a class at Northwest.
“It’s an unfortunate tragedy,” Nedrow said. “I’m proud to see our kids support other schools.”