Kate M. Connects with 9/11 Hero's Family
This year on 9/11 the 7th and 8th grade students watched a video in Science class about a young man named Welles Crowther who saved 12 people in the South Tower of the World Trade Center. Welles was a graduate of Boston College, where he played Lacrosse. After college he took a job as an equities trader working on the 104th floor of the World Trade Center, however, his dream was to be a firefighter. Welles lost his life in the South Tower on 9/11, but not before he heroically saved many others. Welles' trademark was that he always carried a red bandana, from the time he was a little boy. The survivors noted that the man leading the rescue that day carried a red bandana and they later identified Welles from a photograph. The lesson to the students was that you can find good in moments of terrible tragedy. After watching the video, the students wrote letters of sympathy to the Crowther family for the loss of their son, Welles.
Last weekend, 7th grade student, Kate M., attended a Lacrosse game at Boston College where her sister plays on the Lacrosse team. Boston College Lacrosse was honoring Welles Crowther that day and they gave out red bandanas to all the spectators. After the game, Kate had the opportunity to meet the Crowther family at a luncheon for the Lacrosse team members and their guests. The Crowther's remembered the letters from the St. Raymond students, and specifically remembered Kate's letter because of her connection to Boston College. Kate was very moved by this experience and shared it with the other 7th and 8th grade students when she returned. It was a wonderful way to connect the class with the Crowther family and show them that Welles' heroic actions are still having an impact today.