Thursday, April 2, tragedy struck two George West High School students as their homes were destroyed in a fire. The love and support of friends from school started at that instant, as the teenagers were given places to stay and clothing to wear. That next morning on Friday, April 3, emotion could be felt throughout the campus. Clubs and organizations acted first thing that morning, donating money and clothing to the two teens. Individual classes came up with money, and teachers gave personal donations. The senior class donated money to both students after voting not to take a senior trip this year. They voted to give money to the fire victims and give student scholarships instead. The events of Thursday and Friday brought all students closer together and made everyone realize how loving and compassionate teenagers can really be. The love and support could be felt through the hallways and classrooms all day, and will continue to do so as the time passes on.
The students of George West High School showed the world that teenagers are compassionate about helping others around them. The George West High School longhorn spirit has grown so strong in the past few days that it can be felt throughout the community.