Saturday, August 16, 2008

Thanks for Everything!

Thanks mucho con mucho to everyone who visited The Scholastic Scribe this week to offer support, condolences, love and caring in the wake of Stephanie "Stevie" Fiorino's death. The Scribe and all her Journalista Cherubs were hit hard by this sudden passing.

When school starts up again in 2 weeks, we'll be printing an "appreciation" of Stevie on the front page of the student-run newspaper. We like this tradition; instead of a cut-and-dried obit, we write about the student's life and the impact she had on the world around her. This is such a civilized tradition, and we're happy to continue it, this time in Stevie's honor.

This is the 1st time in the 14 years we've been at the helm that Our Humble High School's Journalism Program has lost one of its own. Please continue to think about us--especially the students--as they deal with their loss in the best way they know how: by writing about it.

We want to remind y'all that tomorrow's yet another (Hey--the summer's not over yet!) addition of the Silly Summer Sunday Sweepstakes. We invite everyone to Share the Caption Love as we post another HighLARious snap on this site!

We'd like to close today with a quote from one of Stevie's favorite musicians, Jim Morrison of the Doors. We will always remember her 1984 Volvo station wagon, which she nicknamed "Jim" in his honor. This quote pretty much sums up the way that Stevie viewed life--she was always a glass much more than half-full kinda gal.

"I think there should be a national carnival, much the same as Mardi Gras in Rio. There should be a week of national hilarity . . . a cessation of all work, all business, all discrimination, all authority. A week of total freedom. That'd be a start. Of course, the power structure wouldn't really alter. It would just last for a week and then go back to the way it was. I think we need it."


Mimi aka pz5wjj said...

Great quote.

So nice that she has so many people remembering her fondly and will have an opportunity to celebrate her life.

Melissa B. said...

I still remember seeing her on the highway a couple of weeks after she got her license in that beat-up old Volvo wagon that she called "Jim." Stevie was one-of-a-kind!


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