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12/7/09

Scholarship donation is bittersweet gift for Brown family

By Ann Wyatt Little - bio | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -  Whiteface won Pete's Pep Rally Playoffs this year and with some of their prize money they honored the families of two high school students who died this year by donating to their scholarship funds.

In October, Springlake Earth freshman Rexee Jackson died when a truck hit the SUV she was in. Seagraves senior Alex Brown died in November. She was texting and lost control of her truck.

Family members graciously accepted scholarship money in honor of their loved ones Monday.

"We are humbled to have them there both Rexee's brother and the Browns. I don't see how they do it," says Whiteface Principal James German.

"Alex's accident did not have to happen," says Jeanne Brown as she spoke to Whiteface students and faculty. Taken back by the school's gift the Browns took the chance to talk to the students about choices. "She chose to go on that highway. She chose to speed and chose to text," adds Brown.

Katrina Brown, Alex's younger sister, had a message for big sisters and brothers, "I'm Alex's little sister and because of Alex's choices your little siblings suffer and have to see everything you leave behind," she says.

Katrina put the first B.U.S.T. sticker on their family truck. "Alex thought she was a great texter and she was. She thought she could get by with it, but she didn't," says Johnny Mac Brown.

"God is using them in a powerful way. I know they saved lives today," says Principal German.

The Browns hope the image of Alex's mangled truck will stop drivers from texting. "It's proof. I don't care how good of a driver you are it can happen," says Brown.

Alex's truck will stay in Whiteface for a few days. If you would like the truck to make an appearance at your school can contact the station.

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