TRAGEDY devastated Marietta High School after the death of a great athlete.
Liv Teverino was described as a “scholar, athlete, and community leader” who “embodied passion and dedication.”
Who was Marietta High School student Liv Teverino?
Liv Teverino, 16, attended Marietta High School in Marietta, Georgia.
According to The Georgia Sun, the junior was a standout athlete who competed on the school’s cross-country team and enrolled in the International Baccalaureate Programme.
“She’s very much an athlete and does great in school; she’s just the all-American kind of girl,” Carla Manuel, a close family friend, told Fox5 Atlanta.
When she wasn’t practicing for states, she could be found on Instagram and Vsco writing about her life and travels.
What has Marietta High School said about her death?
After Liv’s death was confirmed, the Marietta School Board sent a letter to families.
The letter, as reported by Fox5, said: “It is with great sadness that I reach out to share news of a loss in our community. Liv Teverino, a junior at Marietta High School, was killed in a car accident last night.
“Many of our students and staff are aware of this situation; as our kids head home from school today, we wanted to make sure you were aware as well.
“Liv was a scholar, athlete, and community leader. As part of the MHS International Baccalaureate Programme and our state champion cross country team, she embodied passion and dedication.
“As with everything she undertook, Liv excelled, leaving an indelible mark of excellence. Outside of school, Liv was recognized as a community leader and was chosen to be part of this year’s Cobb Youth Leadership cohort,” the letter continued.
“In remembering Liv, we don’t just recall her achievements but the heart, spirit, and determination with which she achieved them.
“This morning, we gathered to support our students and staff. I am grateful for the teachers, counselors, social workers, psychologists, and community leaders who joined us throughout the day to support those in need.
“I want you to know that, above all, the emotional and mental well-being of our students, staff, and families is and will always be our top priority.
“Students will respond to the loss of a classmate in different ways. If your child wants to talk, answer their questions simply and honestly. Know that it is our goal to walk alongside you to support your child.
“If you feel your child needs additional support, please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly.
“If your child was absent today due to this situation, the absence will be considered ‘excused.’
“…Our Marietta community is resilient, and in times of adversity, we find strength in one another. Equally as important, we will continue to love and honor Liv and the Teverino family.”