ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WPRI) — Earlier than the Attleboro Excessive Faculty Bombardiers took the sector for his or her house opener on Friday night time, the workforce and their supporters paid tribute to at least one fan who tragically couldn’t be in attendance.
Nick Vero, 17, was vacationing together with his household in North Carolina earlier than the beginning of his senior yr when he was knocked over by a wave within the ocean and drowned.
Soccer followers or not, college students and employees got here out Friday in help of Vero, his household and one another.
“Our Blue Satisfaction group could be very shut knit,” Attleboro Excessive Faculty Principal Invoice Runey stated Friday.
Runey honored Vero with a quick tribute and a second of silence previous to kickoff. Standing on the monitor Vero spent a lot time at, the varsity’s cheerleaders displayed a banner saying, ‘All the time in our hearts.”
Lots of those self same college students organized and attended a candlelight vigil on Thursday night time to recollect a pal, brother, son and a worthwhile member of each the varsity and the group.
“The scholars actually rose to the event to help each other,” Runey stated.
“His household, his girlfriend’s household will all be right here as my friends tonight,” he added. “They’re going to be with us by means of this complete senior yr journey as properly.”
Vero was additionally a member of the varsity’s monitor group, who donned black ribbons this week in his honor.
A funeral for Vero was held Friday morning. Runey stated the varsity coordinated in order that college students and employees would be capable of attend.
He additionally stated the varsity has provided further assets for college kids who could also be on the lookout for counseling throughout this troublesome time.