By: Faythe Maston
Sarah Olivia Smith may be gone, but she will never be forgotten. The student was born on Dec. 30, 1994 and passed away on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 at CAMC’s Women and Children’s Hospital in Charleston from leukemia. Sarah, 17, was a student here at Ripley High, a devoted mother and soon to be wife. She was the beloved daughter of Kevin and Mary Smith. Her fiancé, Jake Stanley, and her infant daughter, Rylee Grace Stanley, will both deeply miss Sarah.
“She was determined to beat cancer, determined to raise her little girl, and determined to get her high school diploma,” remembers Tina Holley on her visit to schedule classes for this year.
Sarah is an example of what all of us here at Ripley High should be, hopeful and determined for the future.