Selena Vasquez's family gather around a candle lit in her memory on Friday at the start of the lyceum held in the BOLD Elementary Gymnasium in Bird Island. From left are Selena's mother, Cristina; her aunt, Maria DeClerq; sisters Daisy, Jackie, Ivette and Belinda; cousin, Brianna DeClerq; and father, Ramiro, back. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny
Students rally over loss of classmate
BIRD ISLAND -- To her friends and classmates in sixth grade, Selena Vasquez was fun-loving and full of zest.
"Great fun,'' said BOLD sixth-grader Noelia Lopez.
Or, as BOLD elementary principal Kip Lynk put it: "She was spirited. She would tell you what she thought. Sassy, in a good kind of way.''
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