SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. — Jefferson County Schools has announced the passing of long-time educator Sara Lueck.

Jefferson High School Principal, Mary Beth Group said of Lueck, “Jefferson High School has lost its number-one fan, and our school will never be the same. I know I speak for our entire community when I say that we are heartbroken by the passing of Sara Lueck.”

Group went on to say Lueck “dedicated her life to educating and encouraging kids and inspired generations of students in our county. Her legacy will live on forever, not only at J-High, but in the hearts of all who knew her.”

A candlelight vigil is planned for next Friday night, April 21, to celebrate Mrs. Lueck’s life.

Organizers say they are inviting the entire community to gather in front of the Sara Lueck Media Center at Jefferson High School beginning at 7:30 “to remember and honor this incredible educator and friend.”

The media center was renamed to honor Lueck back in November.