FRANKFORT, N.Y. – Students showed their support for a fellow classmate on Friday by sharing messages of encouragement.
Will Linscott, a senior at the school, has been battling leukemia since he was diagnosed at 13 years old.
"Willie is a great kid, he's probably the strongest kid and the nicest kid I know. He's been fighting, he just never gives up and we know he wants to be back at school, he's always got a bright smile on his face and we all miss that about Willie," said Heather Tinker, a teacher at the high school.
Students and faculty gathered on the high school track to send messages of strength and love to Will, who is undergoing treatment at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Classmates wrote him letters of well wishes and released balloons in the middle of the field, hoping for Will’s speedy recovery and healthy return to school.
Will’s mom, Beth Linscott, says she is overwhelmed by the community outpouring of support.
"There are no words to describe what this community has done for us. They've been here for four years supporting us and it really means a lot to our family," she said.
Students from the middle and elementary school also joined in the ceremony.