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KC-Area School's Alums Memorialize Accident Victim

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Monday, December 3, 2012

Former students from a suburban Kansas City high school have been paying tribute across the country to a 17-year-old senior who died in a recent accident.

On college campuses nationwide, Shawnee Mission East graduates have been wearing light blue and taking to social media to honor Tyler Rathbun, a soccer star who died Sunday in an all-terrain vehicle crash in Miami County.

The Kansas City Star reports that Kansas State University freshman Logan Rose organized a photo on campus, thinking Tyler's family might appreciate the gesture. Things grew from there, with a vast social media outpouring for Tyler, from Instagram pictures, tweets and Facebook posts for Tyler.

Graduates have gathered for photos at the universities of Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma State, Yale and more to honor Tyler


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