Troy grieves student's passing
TROY - The Troy Area School District was coming to grips with a tragedy Monday.
Students, teachers, and administrators were trying their best to cope with the passing of senior Logan M. Weed, 17, of RR2 Columbia Crossroads, who died in a two-vehicle crash that occurred on Route 14 in Columbia Township at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.
"It's just a very sad day," acting superintendent Donald Butler said. "Logan was a very well-liked gentleman.
"He was a very nice, quiet young man. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family."
On Sunday evening, Troy High School Coach Football Coach Kevin Schucker said Weed was a stand-out football player and a good athlete, who also excelled in wrestling and baseball.
On the football team, Weed was a quarterback and a strong safety on defense as well as the co-captain, he said.
"He was a very quiet but a very inspirational leader. He would do anything for the team to win."
According to Butler, the school district's counselors were helping the students deal with their grief Monday, noting that students were notified that assistance was available. In addition, counselors from the Wellsboro Area School District were available for the students.
"All the schools in Bradford County have offered to help us, which is very thoughtful," Butler said.
On Facebook, an entry was set up in Weed's memory. As of 1 p.m., there had been 1,026 members sharing their condolences.
"This is the way the 21st century connects," Eileen Sparduti, the Troy School District's coordinator of student academic programs, said of the Facebook entry.
"I see this as being a warm gesture and an outpouring of feeling to Logan and his family."
Weed's obituary had this information:
"Logan was born on Jan. 17, 1992, in Sayre. He is the son of Michael J. and Sharri K. (Harkness) Weed of Columbia Crossroads. Logan was a senior at Troy Area High School, lettering in varsity football, baseball, and wrestling. He attended Big Pond United Methodist Church, belonged to the high school's Letterman's Club, enjoyed hunting and fishing, and loved to cook and bake.
"Logan loved his family most of all. Contributions may be made in Logan's memory to the Trojan Booster Club, c/o Dennis Beardslee 155 Chestnut St., Troy, PA 16947, or to the Big Pond United Methodist Church, 205 Redington Ave., Troy, PA 16947."
And the community will have a chance to say goodbye to Weed this weekend.
"Family and friends are welcome to gather from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 26, at the Troy High School Memorial Auditorium, at the corner of High and King streets, Troy. The celebration of Logan's life will begin at 11 a.m. at the Memorial Auditorium with Rev. Richard Noggle of the Big Pond United Methodist Church officiating. The Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, Pa., has been entrusted with the arrangements."
Eric Hrin can be reached at (570) 297-5251; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.