Over 100 People Gather at Vigil for Andrews Girl to Raise Awareness Against Bullying

Over 100 People Gather at Vigil for Andrews Girl to Raise Awareness Against Bullying

 by Kim Powell

NewsWest 9

ANDREWS - More than 100 people gathered for a candlelight vigil at Pioneer Park in Andrews on Wednesday to remember the life of 12-year-old Valrie Stover.

Valrie committed suicide on September 15th, her family tell us they believe this was a result of bullying and are using the vigil as a way to not only honor Valrie, but to raise awareness to stop bullying.

People who knew Valrie--and even those who didn't know her well--came together wearing shirts that said "Stay Strong, Stop Bullying." Some of her classmates even dedicated a song to her as everyone waved candles and flashlights in the air.

Her friends remember her as a brave girl who loved to have fun.

"She was a great friend and would always help me, and she would help anyone out that she could," one friend said.

"She put an impact on my life and just know her was a blessing," another said.

"I love you, Valrie. And I miss you very much," her best friend said.

Andrews Police say they are still investigating the incident.