BELLEVUE, OH (WOIO) - On Tuesday, March 21, students and faculty from Bellevue Middle School, along with officers from the Bellevue Police Department, gathered to honor the life of Holton Howland.
Howland, a sixth-grade student at Bellevue Middle School, passed away at the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year. According to a GoFundMe page, he died of a sudden illness on October 1, 2016.
A bench was dedicated to Howland on, what would have been, his 12th birthday. His classmates and police also came together on Tuesday and held a bubble release in his honor. The group former a large circle and let off bubbles into the air to remember Howland.
The bench will remain outside of the school's cafeteria. A plaque remembering Howland will soon be placed on the bench.