Apr 9, 2012 - 02:58 PM
Usually spring break is a time to have fun with your friends and family and escape from reality for a week, but last week on Indian Hill's spring break, not everyone made it back safe. Indian Hill suffered from a great loss of a student, senior Ian Pierce.
You always think you're invincible when you're teenager and you always think that bad things will never happen to you. Well, it happened to one of our classmates, who was just trying to have fun on spring break while on a jet ski. We never think of jet skis as being unsafe; they're just a way to have fun and drive fast, not to hurt you. Unfortunately, a freak accident occurred and Ian didn't come home after spring break.
Ian Pierce and his twin brother, Drew were so unbelievably close and were the most genuine boys to everyone. Ian was one of the most lively and enjoyable boys to be around and almost always had a smile on his face. Losing a classmate is one of the hardest things because you know exactly where they used sit in your class, or how they were involved in something. There's just no way you can forget it happened because it's always there.
The Indian Hill community has come together to help each other and help the Pierce's and all the students to cope with a great loss. Even other schools in our community are sending us their prayers, Mariemont made our school a sign that a number of students signed. Tragedies happen at the most inconvenient times in your life, but Indian Hill has to deal with it and move on from it. The loss of this amazing classmate is tragic, but Indian Hill is close enough to heal the wound.