Throughout the day Monday, pictures of Drew Morton circulated on a big screen at the George Washington High School football field.
It was just one of the ways that Principal George Aulenbacher says he was trying to help students and staff at the school grieve the loss of a friend.
"You know everyone who is involved. Not just the kids but the family that this affected their close friends and families and extended family of the school and community," he said.
The school's four counselors, along with a support team from Kanawha County Schools, came in to speak to students following a moment of silence that started the day.
"Any time as a father it is difficult and then as principal of this building or any school in Kanawha County it is difficult when you lose a student," Aulenbacher said.
Blue signs all around the school serve as a reminder of another student – Willy Shuman – who died in a traffic accident while not wearing a seat belt.
"My heart broke for his family. My heart broke for his friends. But mostly my heart breaks for him because just like Willy and the thing that breaks my heart most about him is he doesn't get to live his life," Willy Shuman's mother, Jane, said during a telephone interview.