Lubbock Cooper High School dedicates memorial to Kelsey Vines - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/7/09

Lubbock Cooper High School dedicates memorial to Kelsey Vines

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Hundreds gathered Tuesday afternoon at Lubbock Cooper High School to remember Kelsey Vines. 

Kelsey was a senior in high school who died in a car accident in September. Shortly after, students, led by Vines' twin sister Kayla, began work on a memorial garden.  Tuesday they finished and dedicated it. "If you knew Kelsey Vines, you knew that her love was pure, her smile was contagious, her friendships were irreplaceable, and her life is one that impacted many," said friend Alexandra Nanny at the dedication. 

Kayla Vines decided to build the memorial garden in Kelsey's honor as her senior project. "We worked really hard on it, and to finally see it finished, the final product, it's really overwhelming," Kayla Vines said. 

"If she could see this now she wouldn't believe it, but she touched so many people," added the twins father, Thom Vines. 

Kayla says she hopes future Cooper High School students will see this memorial and be reminded of Kelsey's legacy of love. A basketball and a bible verse adorn the bench to serve as reminders.

Now, even after her classmates leave, Kelsey will be remembered. "It doesn't make it easier, but to share it with others so other people could come and look at it and realize what Kelsey was all about, it makes it worthwhile," said Kayla. 

9/6/08
Cooper Community Says Goodbye to Kelsey Vines
About 1200 people gathered at Indiana Avenue Baptist Church on Saturday for Kelsey Vine's funeral. The 18-year-old was killed in a tragic car accident on Tuesday.

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