HARPERS FERRY, W.Va.– His love for Legos was ‘out of this world.’ Now a student who passed away last fall from a heart condition is being honored by his elementary school and his legacy is making a difference.
C.W. Shipley Elementary School celebrated the life of former student Logan Kenney during the first-ever Logan’s Lego Fair on February 21. More than 100 students from all grade levels participated by bringing their own Lego creations to display in honor of Logan’s love for Legos. The event was part of a month-long fundraiser to collect money for the American Heart Association .
Monetary donations were accepted during the month of February in memory of Logan, who passed away from a heart condition last fall. Organizer Connie Reed-Davis was Logan’s third-grade teacher. She said donations have already exceeded $1,500, surpassing the original goal of $500. Reed-Davis said it is a testament to Logan and his passion for all things Lego.
“Logan’s love for Legos was out of this world,” according to the teacher.
Logan’s mother Pantera Wilkes said during his many hospital stays throughout his life, they spent countless hours building the different sets he received. Jefferson County Schools says Reed-Davis hopes it will become part of an annual tradition.
“Our plans are to continue to do this each year. We would love to see it come back each year.”
February is American Heart Month with a focus on cardiovascular health. CWS will continue collecting monetary donations in Logan’s memory through the end of the month. Checks may be made payable to the American Heart Association and sent to C.W. Shipley Elementary School, 652 Shipley School Road, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425.
(Picture and information courtesy Jefferson County Schools)