On November 16, 2017, some of the sixth graders at Asheville Middle School held a memorial for an Isaac Dickson teacher who recently passed. Her name was Ms. Genova, and she was a very loved teacher. All of her students thought she was an amazing educator, even the ones who were not in her class were very fond of her. She would call her students the Supernovas and would always care for them. A former Isaac Dickson student described Ms. Genova as being very kind to everyone at school, and thought that it was nice for her former students to be able to get together to say goodbye.
At the memorial, the kids who knew her wrote on pieces of paper all the things they were grateful to Mrs. Genova for. The ones who wanted to gathered around in a circle and read some of the things they wrote. After that, they released a group of balloons together that represented Ms. Genova; this was meant to help the kids with closure. It was a truly beautiful memorial. The staff and students have made a presentation on the memorial, to show some for the events that happened there. Please enjoy, and think fondly of Ms. Genova when you watch it.
Story by Uma Daniel