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Walnut Hills student who took his own life was quiet and brainy

Feb 20, 2019 - The Cincinnati Enquirer (Ohio)

More than 300 people, mostly middle- and high-school students, gathered in sub-freezing temperatures Monday night at 1,000 Hands Park in Pleasant Ridge. They held a candlelight vigil for their friend lost to suicide over the weekend.

The park was chosen to hold the vigil because it was one of the boy's favorite places. This is where he could hang out for hours playing with sticks. He had been a student at Pleasant Ridge Montessori. He was an eighth-grader at Walnut Hills High School.

He was a regular participant in the Brain Bowl at Pleasant Ridge and liked to personify musical instruments with a hat. "He was someone who was quietly intelligent, friendly and a really good kid," said the Rev. Amy Snow, director of congregational care at Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church, who spoke at the vigil...