School Mourns Death of Senior Eli Mohney
By West Kentucky Star Staff
MAYFIELD, KY - Mayfield City Schools has issued a press release in response to the death of a student.

In the release, they said Mayfield High School is mourning the loss of one of their own, after senior Eli Mohney was tragically killed.They offered their best thoughts and prayers to the family of Eli and his mother, who was also killed.   

Seniors were told first as a class of Eli’s death, and then teachers told their individual classrooms of underclassmen. School counselors and youth ministers were on hand Friday to assist students in dealing with their grief.  

“He’s as good as good gets,” said Mayfield High School Principal Don Hubbard. Hubbard also recalled the “Eli smile.” “He always had that smile. He was one of our best. It’s heartbreaking.” Hubbard added, “We will do whatever we need to do for our kids to help them through this time.”  

Senior football players and cheerleaders chose to continue with Friday night’s football game and to play in honor of Eli. After the game, a candlelight vigil was scheduled around Eli’s parking spot at the high school. Eli had recently personalized his parking lot spot, a reward students receive for achieving college and career readiness.  

Published 09:41 PM, Friday Sep. 12, 2014
Updated 05:58 PM, Friday Sep. 12, 2014

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