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High School Wears Yellow to Honor New Student's Friend Who Passed

How one student body showed that being the 'new kid at school' can sometimes come with new friends who really care.


Being the new kid at school can be awkward, especially for high school students. Walking in the door for the first time, not knowing anybody -- it's enough to make anyone a little queasy.

Megan Carr most likely felt that awkwardness on her first day at Dayton High School in Texas. She transferred to the school when her family moved there from Lake Jackson, TX in September.

Carr (pictured below on left) was a member of the drill team at her old school, so she signed up to be a member of the Dayton Dazzlers when she started at her new school. Soon after joining, Carr told her teammates about the upcoming anniversary of the passing of her older sister Ravenne Dodge (pictured with Megan below, right), who was actually her best friend and mentor on the drill team at her old school.

(Source: Kellie Baldwin Facebook )

The girls at Dayton were so moved by Carr's story that they decided to do something to both honor her memory and help make Carr feel at home at her new school.

When they learned that Ravenne's favorite color was yellow, and that she loved sunflowers, they made a plan to show up at school wearing sunflowers and yellow clothes. They even decorated the girls' locker room with sunflowers and yellow decorations.

Megan's mother, Kellie Baldwin, shared her astonishment with the Good News Network .

"Somehow, without my daughter's knowledge, the drill team was able to get the entire school to wear yellow on the same day in honor of this young girl even though they have no idea who she was." - Kellie Baldwin

To take their act of kindness even further, the team encouraged the entire school to wear yellow ribbons at the school's football game and pep rally last week.

Ravenne's mother was equally shocked when she heard what happened.

"When I saw the students at the school in another district wearing yellow in memory of my daughter, I was just blown away!" she told GNN. "It brought tears of joy to my eyes to think that my daughter had an impact on the people she didn't even know."

When Houston radio station The Bull 100.3 posted the story to their Facebook page , they were flooded with comments praising the girls' kind act.

(Source: The Bull Facebook)

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