CHAMPION - Wearing black and red clothing and red ribbons, Trumbull Career and Technical Center students and staff on Friday showed their support to the victims and their families of the recent Chardon High School shooting tragedy. In the process, they raised more than $1,300 for the Chardon Healing Fund.
Maureen Martin, Business Professionals of America chapter adviser, said TCTC students and staff wore the red and black T-shirts and clothes and red ribbons as part of "Remembering Chardon."
Students paid a $1 to not wear their usual shirts that day and also $1 for a red ribbon.
Martin said one of the students who was killed, Daniel Parmertor was a member of BPOA through the Auburn Career Center.
"There were more than just $1 donations. The students were given all their extra change during the event," she said.
A large thermometer on the director's door helped keep track of the amount raised.
Martin said a tribute for the Chardon students also was held at the March state competition for career center students.
"The tribute was very touching and had everyone in tears. It told all the people Daniel had touched at the career center," she said.