SHANNON • Friends, coworkers and students of Shannon special education teacher Summer Bradley, who died Saturday at the age of 34, held a candlelight vigil in her honor, Thursday night.
The solemn event, held at dusk at the high school, also featured a balloon release. According to those who attended, the event was a celebration of a beautiful life cut far too short.
“The candlelight is to commemorate the impact she had on each of us as educators and as students,” Shannon High School Principal Dr. Jason Arledge said. “The balloon release is to signify that she’s going to a better place now.”
Bradley, a Tupelo native, served as the Biology inclusion teacher for the school where she aided students who needed help with science assignments or special