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3:26 PM / Wednesday June 29, 2022

13 Jun 2016

West Catholic HS basketball star, Akyra Murray, killed in Orlando nightclub shooting

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June 13, 2016 Category: Local Posted by:
West Catholic Prep Mourns
the loss of Akyra Murray
From: www.westcatholic.org

West Catholic Prep is terribly saddened to report that Akyra Murray ’16 has been confirmed as a victim in the mass shooting in Orlando this weekend. Akyra was on a family vacation to celebrate graduation and visit her brother. A recent graduate, Akyra was a superstar who was a leader amongst her classmates and teammates. She was an honors student whom graduated third in her class, and a 1,000 point scorer on the Lady Burrs basketballteam. Akyra recently signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Mercyhurst College. May God bless Akyra’s soul and provide comfort to all family and friends during this very troubling time.

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At a time like this, let us work together to move beyond fear. Let us come together to find peace and strength in God, seeking comfort from our loved ones—and in our community. Grief counselors will be on hand at West Catholic Prep for all students the rest of the week. The school is planning a vigil to honor Akyra’s memory and all whom wish to attend are welcomed. The vigil is planned for the evening of Wednesday, June 15 and more details will be released on our website –www.westcatholic.org – when arrangements are final.

Our hearts are broken, but together we will mourn Akyra’s loss and provide comfort to one another to honor the memory of such a wonderful young lady.

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