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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

An Assignment I Will Never Forget

I never thought this photograph would accompany a story about murder

In February, I wrote a very simple article about a teacher who won an award and had an all-girls A Capella group sing at the presentation. One of those girls and her father were kind enough to speak with me for my piece, and it breaks my heart to report she’s been murdered in Wayland weeks after graduating from high school.

As mind blown as I am that a former interview of mine came to such a horrific end, I can’t even begin to imagine the pain being felt by her father, friends and community.

At the time, the most memorable part of that assignment was that the award winners’ wife was an old administrator of mine who I was far from fond of. Now, one of the most insignificant puff pieces I ever wrote is the one I will never forget.

Lauren Astley, Rest In Piece

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