Dedicated to Brittany

By Jesse W.

Web Design By Jai S.

Digital Images by Emily B.

 

Brittany's Self Portraits
The presentation to the Barron Family

The Guggenheim School family suffered a tragic loss this year. Brittany Barron, a Guggenheim 3rd grader, passed away on February 15, 2004, after a year long illness. To honor Brittany, different events have been held.

First, there was an event at the Port Washington Library on April 17, 2004. It was called "Honoring and Remembering." Brittany’s mother and the PTA put her artwork on display. Many people were there. Everybody was dazzled by her art work.

On April 27, 2004, Mrs. Hart and Mrs. Grennan dedicated their play, “Communities Around the World,” to Brittany Barron. Brittany was in Mrs.Grennan’s class. In their play, they took a “plane” around the world and learned different songs and dances. It was a big hit and everyone loved the show. As they took a journey around the world they not only found out more about different cultures, but also found out how to respect people too. Brittany would have liked that.

There was a special event on May 19, 2004, for Brittany in the lobby and courtyard outside Mrs. Grennan’s room at Guggenheim School. Mrs. Grennan and her class unveiled a plaque dedicating the beautiful new wood showcase to Brittany. All of Guggenheim students’ art work will be able to be displayed the way that Brittany loved to display hers. The Garden Club is also donating three lilac bushes in the courtyard on that day. This special event was attended by Brittany’s 3rd grade classmates.

Brittany also had a dream to go to Disney World. So the whole school ran a marathon during our physical education classes and we charted the miles that we ran to get to Disney World on the map in the front lobby. The run was from May 10th to May 15th. The children worked hard to make Brittany’s dream a reality. Our run was a success!

Brittany’s family and friends have set up a fund to help other sick children who need bone marrow transplants. Donations are gratefully accepted to The Brittany Barron Fund/The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York. You can mail donations to the Barron family in Port Washington.

Brittany's spirit lives on forever at Guggenheim School.

 

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