Mustangs Mourn the Loss of Student: Sophie Levinson

Mustangs Mourn the Loss of Student: Sophie Levinson

Mustangs are mourning the loss of Sophie Levinson, senior, who lost her life unexpectedly on Saturday, Dec. 31.

Levinson was born Jan. 25, 2005, and was a part of the Pathways program at Rockwood, which provides students with alternative education that supports a student’s academic, social, emotional and physical needs.

Senior Principal Dr. Rick Regina said she was always pleasant and made it a point to say hello in the hallways.

“I remember a time or two when I would yell her name in the hall, ‘Sophie!’ and give her a friendly point. She would look shocked, but a second later she would say, ‘Hey, Dr. Regina’ and laugh,” Dr. Regina said. “It made me smile too.”

Principal Dr. Steve Hankins said the loss is difficult for friends, family and the school community.

“It’s tragic anytime you lose someone that young,” Dr. Hankins said. “I just more than anything pray for support for her family and those students and teachers who knew her well.”

Dr. Hankins wrote in an email to staff and students that the school Guidance Office is available for those who need support. 

This story will continue to be updated as information is provided regarding services for Levinson.