UPDATE: Friends of Kelsey Lippincott Raising Money for Her Headstone

Friends are collecting money for Lippincott's family at 145th St. and I-5 overpass where she died in the early morning hours of April 28


Friends of Kelsey Lippincott report that they have raised enough money as of Sunday evening to pay for her headstone.

Original story:

Close friends of Kelsey Lippincott, a 17-year-old former Shorewood student, , are raising money to help her family raise money for a memorial headstone.

Lippincott's family and friends created a memorial of flowers, photos and notes at the 145th St. and I-5 overpass and have been collecting money for her memorial at that location.

The total cost for the headstone is $1,800, according to her friends who said they have raised $733 over the last three days.  

Rain or shine, they have been at the overpass at 3 p.m. trying to raise the money.  

Meanwhile, .  Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Mederios at (425) 401-7719.

Also, Shorewood prinicpal Bill Dunbar sent the following note out to Shorewood parents concerning Lippincott's death last week:

April 30, 2012

Dear Shorewood families:

You may have been informed by your son or daughter that former Shorewood student Kelsey Lippincott passed away last Saturday over the school break. As a school, we are making every effort to respond to the needs of all of our students, staff and community.  The Shorewood staff as a whole is doing everything possible to respond to this tragic event.

School counselors have made themselves available to provide ongoing support for our students. If you need assistance in helping your child as he or she responds to these events, I encourage you to contact your student’s counselor at the school by telephone or email:

(Link to all Counselors’ e-mail here)

Ms. Nyblod, Counselor to students with last names A through Cole, 11th Grade AVID
Mr. Sugden, Coll through Hut, 10th Grade AVID
Mrs. Hoener, Huy through Lon, 9th Grade AVID
Ms. Richards, Loo through Sca, 12th Grade AVID
Lori Hopfe.,  Sch through Z

Please feel free to call any of our counselors or administration with your questions or concerns at (206) 393-4372.

An event like this one also heightens our awareness of our students’ needs for support in a crisis both in and out of school. You may find the King County crisis line helpful for emotional support and guidance via telephone:  1(866) 427-4747 or (206) 461-3222.  Center for Human Services here in Shoreline also provides support services for adults and children in English and Spanish at (206) 362-7282.

We extend our thoughts and sympathy to Kelsey’s family.

Thank you for your support,

Bill Dunbar


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