An assembly at Parkersburg South High School took on a very special meaning Friday afternoon- to remember five students who died 21 years ago.
Two Parkersburg South Air Force Junior ROTC cadets raised money for a plaque to honor the former cadets who died in a car accident when they were out to lunch during the school day.
The school honored the families and friends of those students-Brandy Huffman, Brent Cramlet, Lance Null, Chris Pierce, and Tracy Robinson- during the assembly
"I think this is an absolutely wonderful gesture by the Parkersburg South ROTC students because this has been twenty years and to have these students still care and want to show homage to these five young students. I also want to thank the citizens of Wood County for spending the money on upgrading the schools the way they have and having the closed lunch that's much much safer," said Steve Null, father of Lance Null who died in the crash.
The plaque will be mounted on the outside wall near the flagpole just outside the cafeteria.
Also during the assembly administrators reminded students to be safe this prom weekend.
One lucky student, beau burtis, who took the prom promise won a limo ride from Vaughn Funeral Home and dinner sponsored by McCrady Jones Nationwide Insurance.