Students Hold a Candlelight Vigil for Levi Evans


Bridget Protsman and lakecentralnews

On Aug. 9, friends and classmates gathered outside of LC to mourn the loss of Levi Evans (10).

“Levi was my friend for seven amazing years. It was the funniest seven years of my life,” Justin Johnson (11) said.

Friends of Evans gathered fellow classmates to join them in a candlelight vigil. There, people could leave flowers and light candles in memory of Evans.

“Nathan Zajac (10) came up with the idea to help remember Levi and to celebrate his life. I helped Nathan create and set up the event on Facebook to get the word out. I was also really happy about the turnout and glad to see all the support the Evans family was given through these tough times,” Daniel Revoir (10) said.

People gave speeches and said their last words to Evans. The marching band made a special performance in his honor.

“One of my favorite [memories with Levi] was band class. We would sit there and it was the best time I had in my life. He was the happiest kid in the world,” Luke Williams (10) said.

Friends of Evans knew he was always smiling.

“I hope when God calls me home that I will be able to see him again,” Johnson said.

Flowers can be left for Evans on the fence in the back of the Freshman Center.