School To Honor Melissa Jenkins

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A year after a Vermont community was shaken by the murder of a popular school teacher, a ceremony will be held at St. Johnsbury Academy to honor her life and celebrate her message "to love those the most who need it the most."

The day before the class of 2012 will decorate the town in pink, Melissa Jenkins’ favorite color.

The school has also set up a memorial garden and a Jenkins Citizenship Prize awarded annually to a graduating senior who is kind, hardworking, and always willing to help, as Jenkins was.

To honor Jenkins and create a place for women to feel safe, a network of trails and a wood-fired sauna has been created in West Danville called the Melissa Jenkins Walk for Women.

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