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WSHS Mourns Student's Death

Senior Anhely (Angie) Garcia died suddenly on April 8.

WSHS Mourns Student's Death

Principal Mark Greenfelder announced Tuesday the sudden death of Senior Anhely (Angie) Garcia.  She "died unexpectedly on Sunday morning, April 8," Greenfelder said in an email to the school community.  "This morning [Tuesday] a school-wide announcement was made, and a moment of silence dedicated to Angie," he wrote.

Angie’s family shared the funeral arrangements.  "They wanted to be sure that students would be able to attend if they so desired," said Greenfelder.

Wednesday, April 11, 6 - 9 p.m.
Cunningham Funeral Home
811 Cameron Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Funeral Service
Thursday, April 12, at 3 p.m.
St. Raymond of Peñafort Catholic Church
8750 Pohick Road
Springfield, Virginia 22153

Angie was a part of West Springfield High School for the duration of her high school career.  "In the wake of this sudden tragedy, we find ourselves pulling together as a community, in memory and honor of a truly amazing young woman," said Greenfelder.

All school counseling staff are available at anytime to meet with any students and staff who need support in dealing with Angie’s death.

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