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Southeast High students and staff remember recent grads killed in Peru

Posted at 6:34 PM, May 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-28 18:36:37-04

BRADENTON, Fla. -- Teachers and students at Southeast High School in Bradenton are remembering two recent grads who were killed while traveling in Peru.

Zachary Morris and Albert Ales graduated this month and they were traveling in Peru when they were killed in a traffic crash. Students finishing finals at the school are remembering the two students by wearing Hawaiian shirts to school.

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"We needed to come together today and support each other I’ve kids in and out of my room all day,” said teacher Cheri Greenhalgh.

Greenhalgh said the two recent grads were bright students.

"These were just incredible young men, that could have made a difference not in our community, but in the world itself and I believe they would have,” Greenhalgh said.

The two helped work on a school project to give toy cars to children in war-torn countries. Zachary planned to attend Yale in the fall and Albert was going to attend UCF.

“This is truly a sad sad day for us,” said principal Rosa Faison.