Somers Lakeside School District 29

Remembering Dawn

On Friday, October 27th, 2006, students at Somers Middle School learned that they had lost thier beloved teacher, Dawn Bowker. This occured during Red Ribbon Week at the school, a week filled with information for kids on the negative effects of using drugs and alcohol.  Only later did students learn that Dawn's death was caused by a young man under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

Students had planned on planting a "red garden" in honor of Red Ribbon Week.  On the morning of October 27th, students decided to make this garden a memorial to their teacher.

On May 3rd, 2007, Dawn's 28th birthday, Dawn's family, students, parents, and staff participated in a dedication of the Red Ribbon Garden.
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