LEBANON, Pa. (WHTM) – During a time of celebration, Thursday’s graduation ceremony at Northern Lebanon High School will also be a time of remembrance for one student.
Steven Smith died in a February 2018 car crash at the age of 16.
“We wanted to have a seat for him during graduation because this will be his graduating year,” said Ethan Behrens, a senior at Northern Lebanon.
The school district said it would put out an extra seat, left open to remember Steven, along with a moment of silence.
“He loved everything. He was so happy. He always had a positive attitude toward everyone, loved the outdoors,” said Natalie Boehmer, a senior.
Steven’s friends are planning to wear orange, a color to honor his love of hunting and the outdoors.
“I’m going to put an orange ribbon on my gown, that’s the plan, or a little orange somewhere so that I remember him,” Boehmer said.