One Year Later: Remembering Leah and Linsey

DIS staff held a remembrance ceremony with Pomona University and Stonehill College students to remember Leah and Linsey.

Held at DIS, the group gathered around the Copenhagen bench engraved with Leah and Linseys’ names. Executive Director Malene Torp spoke, sharing that if we were to learn from a tragedy like this – one so difficult to understand – then it would be to live life to the fullest, just as Leah and Linsey did during their study abroad semester.

Following, the group joined in a moment of silence.

Students from Stonehill College spoke about Linsey as someone who was greatly involved in their campus, a true light and personality. At the time of the tragedy last May, their community gathered and drew suns all around the pavement on campus in her memory. On Friday, May 4th, the students brought chalk and the group covered the pavement with suns to let Leah and Linsey shine.

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