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In wake of the death of 16-year-old John Shaw, the principal of John Gray High School, Jonathan Clark says that he and members of staff are exploring different avenues of assisting students to better cope with the loss of their friend and classmate.

Mr. Shaw died over the weekend from what is reported as complications from asthma after assisting fellow members of his cadet corp in the Earth Day clean-ups.

Learning Mentor for Marlin academy at John Gray Gavin Mcdougall says making sure that Shaw’s legacy as a positive student lives on throughout the campus is something he is keen on addressing.

“One of the ways that we can best remember John and honor his achievements in his young life is to portrait some of the qualities that he showed everyday and that is the grace, the dignity, the friendship and the thought for others that John brought to the campus everyday,” Mcdougall said.

Shaw collapsed on Seven Mile beach on the evening of Saturday whilst attending a picnic according to reports of family members.

Principal Clark says that he is praying for the family members and that at this time it’s important as a school to respect the privacy of the family members.

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Mario Grey

Mario Grey

Mario Grey's passion for journalism has been long intertwined with his love of people and culture from his days as a youth growing up in the Cayman Islands. He captained his debate team whilst at John Gray High School and graduated as Head Prefect. He also worked at KVHU FM in Searcy, Arkansas, United States and worked and interned for Radio Cayman News before graduating from the University Of Arkansas at Little Rock in May 2015.

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