Rallying for rememberance

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By The Staff

FORT LUPTON — The Weld Re-8 community of staff, students and parents came together Feb. 3 to celebrate the life of Fort Lupton High School teacher Stefanie Bradbury Player. 



“Stef” Bradbury Player, 29, passed away Jan. 24 after four months of fighting pancreatic cancer. 

Stefanie was a drama and language arts teacher at Fort Lupton High School for the past two years and prior to that taught English at Mountain View High School in Orem, Utah.

Principal Alan Kaylor began the celebration of life service by talking about the impact Player had on the school during the past two years and how she had fought a valiant battle with the onset of cancer. 

Other staff members then joined in the celebration of Stef’s life and talked about their memories of their fellow faculty member. 

The FLHS choir rounded out the ceremony by singing a piece they wrote in Player’s honor, “Craft Master.” 

Following the indoor ceremony, everyone convened outside the front of the high school and purple balloons were released as the choir ended the evening with the song, “Morning Glow.” 

Counselors were available to assist those students and faculty following the celebration of life.