Pinelles County schools have officially renamed a high school girl costume after the one who died in a truck accident that left her in a coma.
The costume, which she wore to a Halloween party, is part of a series of costumes the school has chosen to create as part of its theme, “Treat Kids Well,” according to a school spokesperson.
The school chose the “Treatment Kids Well” costume because of the girl’s name, and the school wants to show that “it is OK to be different,” school principal Jennifer Pfeiffer told The Associated Press.
Pfeifeer said the school will continue to create the costume and that it is a fun and easy way to make a difference.
The girl, who was wearing a pink dress and red shoes, was taken to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Fort Pierce for an evaluation, according to school officials.
Pyeiffer said in the statement that the school’s school-wide response to the accident was to include a costume and to be kind to each other.
It is important to us that the person who did this is not forgotten and to recognize that she will always be remembered as such, she said.
“She did everything she could to make this day a great one for all the students and staff.
She will be missed by everyone who knew her,” Pfeiffeer said.