Michigan school shooting victims remembered: Honor student, athletes and an artist

Written by on December 1, 2021

One performed highschool soccer properly sufficient to catch the eyes of school recruiters.

One other excelled in bowling and golf.

One woman performed volleyball and basketball.  One other beloved artwork.

The 4 teenagers chased completely different passions, however all of their lives have been minimize brief in a faculty taking pictures at Oxford Excessive College on Tuesday afternoon.

Tate Myre, 16, Madisyn Baldwin, 17, and Hana St. Juliana, 14, died inside hours of the taking pictures. Justin Shilling, 17, survived a further day, earlier than dying in an area hospital.

Their names be a part of a litany of others who’ve died in faculties throughout the nation as a part of an ongoing scourge of gun violence.

Along with the 4 younger individuals who misplaced their lives, seven others — college students Phoebe Arthur, John Asciutto, Riley Franz, Elijah Mueller, Kylie Ossege and Aiden Watson in addition to instructor Molly Darnell — have been additionally wounded in gunfire, based on authorities.

‘Intent to kill’: A visible timeline of lethal taking pictures at Oxford Excessive College

Extra: Chilling video exhibits pandemonium inside Oxford Excessive College classroom throughout taking pictures

Tate Myre: Honor scholar, Soccer participant

Tate Myre performed operating again, tight finish and linebacker on Oxford’s soccer group. He additionally wrestled. His participant profile listed him at 6 toes, 195 kilos. He was an honor scholar with a 3.9 grade level common.

He was the youngest of three brothers. Tate’s father, Buck, headed the soccer group dad and mom’ group, arranging dinners and aiding with fundraising.

“It’s the All-American household,” mentioned JR Laefner, a household buddy who serves as public tackle announcer in school soccer video games. “Should you’re in bother or when you want something, they’re there to assist. They’re there for the youngsters. They love college. They’re simply that top college household that is concerned.”

Three days earlier than the taking pictures, he attended a soccer recreation on the College of Toledo. In a tweet the next day, he thanked the coaches for the invitation and included a photograph of himself close to the tip zone. He wore his Oxford varsity jacket with a discipline move draped round his neck.

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In late October, Tate appeared in a web based video, touting the group’s toughness in getting back from a 0-Three begin to make the playoffs the place Oxford defeated rival Clarkston. 

By late Wednesday, greater than 70,000 individuals had signed a web based petition to rename the college’s soccer stadium in his honor.

Madisyn Baldwin: Aspiring artist, ‘stunning, good, candy’

Madisyn Baldwin was described by Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald as “a proficient artist and an enormous sister.” Mates posted on-line tributes touting her talents.

“This stunning, good, candy loving woman was tragically taken from us all at this time leaving an enormous gap in all of our hearts and” lives, her grandmother, Jennifer Graves Mosqueda, wrote in a public submit on the net fundraising website GoFundMe.com.

The Free Press confirmed the account.

Pastor Liz Wilson from the Immanuel Congregational United Church of Christ within the Village of Oxford mentioned she spoke to Baldwin’s grandmother, a member of the congregation, on Tuesday night time and has supplied to offer assist to the neighborhood within the wake of the taking pictures.

“I’ll must do a funeral and that’s the worst nightmare on this planet,” she mentioned.

Hana St. Juliana: ‘One of many happiest and most joyful youngsters’

In asserting prices in opposition to the accused shooter, McDonald mentioned Wednesday she had spoken with the fathers of two of the teenagers who had died. And considered one of them, McDonald mentioned, needed individuals to know that his 14-year-old daughter, Hana St. Juliana, “was one of many happiest and most joyful youngsters.”

Reached at his Brandon Township dwelling, Steven St. Juliana mentioned he was lower than talking with the Free Press, a part of the USA TODAY Community, and referred a reporter to a buddy within the neighborhood, Jennifer Curtis.

Curtis mentioned Hana was “type, light and beneficiant, actually the most effective youngsters we’ve ever identified. She was a particular child, all the time prepared to assist.”

She mentioned she and her husband are each educators, and that Hana was a superb scholar and “a pleasure to have within the classroom.”

“She was a superb child who needed to the precise factor and be a superb individual,” Curtis mentioned.

“She all the time had type phrases to say about individuals” and didn’t have interaction in adverse speak, Curtis mentioned.

Hana was on the basketball and volleyball groups at Oxford Excessive, and she or he beloved studying easy methods to prepare dinner, Curtis mentioned.

Curtis mentioned the 2 households grew to become shut as their youngsters attended college collectively for years. She mentioned the households loved sports activities collectively, vacationed collectively, and trick-or-treated collectively. Their lives, she mentioned, have been intertwined in some ways.   

Justin Shilling: ‘Merely a pleasure to be round’

Justin Shilling performed on Oxford’s golf group and in addition was a member of the bowling group, the place he carried a 161 common, based on Mhsbowling.com. 

Final season, Justin gained 32 video games, misplaced 5 and tied one, based on the data.

Justin labored on the Lake Orion location of Anita’s Kitchen, a Center Japanese restaurant.

“We’ve simply realized of the passing of considered one of our vibrant, younger Lake Orion staff, Justin Shilling, in relation to the tragic occasions that befell at Oxford Excessive College yesterday,” the corporate posted on its Fb web page. “Justin was an exemplary worker, a loyal buddy and co-worker, co-captain of his bowling group, and easily a pleasure to be round. Our ideas are together with his household and associates at this tough time.”

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