Plymouth H.S. shows support to Campbellsport during basketball game

CREATED Feb 7, 2012

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PLYMOUTH- It was a basketball game that turned into a show of solidarity for the grieving town of Campbellsport.

High school basketball can be all about rivalry and school pride, but Tuesday night, it was about remembering three girls and showing support for a grieving school -- a night when long hugs replaced high fives.

Plymouth was the home town team, but their hearts were with Campbellsport. 

"You have been in our thoughts and we are honored that you are here tonight," said Plymouth Principal Dan Mella.

Plymouth students gave the principal from Campbellsport a handmade sympathy signed, and handed out
flowers to students.

In a remarkable show of support, Plymouth students wore blue and gold, the school colors for Campbellsport and Campbellsport student wore pink and purple ribbons, the girls' favorite colors.

"We've been together, we been grieving together as a school community now Plymouth is reaching us to us and it's important for all of us to embrace that too," said Campbellsport Principal Kristen Langer.

But one of the most touching moments came during an impromptu cheer from the grieving Campbellsport students.  The students chanted "Thank you, Plymouth" and the Plymouth students responded by cheering, "You are welcome!"