NEO student who died remembered on campus

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Fallen NEO student Jesse Hernandez is remembered today.

Jesse began attending NEO in the Fall of 2017 and passed in December 2018 from a pre-existing medical condition.
So, the campus planted a tree in his honor to remember him. 
Jesse was very active on campus and was a member of NEO’S Marching Band. 
NEO school officials say they hope the tree provides shade for students for years to come. 

Just to help students kind of cope with the loss and to just show them how important life is and to share that idea that even though he’s gone we will still remember him. said Amy Ishmael, VP Student Affairs & Enrollment Management 

Jesse’s family was in full support of today’s ceremony. 
Ishmael adds Jesse would have graduated this May and his family will be presented an honorary diploma during graduation. 

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