Wearing Pink for Melissa Jenkins
NEWPORT, VT - People throughout the Northeast Kingdom and beyond wore pink Friday to honor the memory of Melissa Jenkins, the single mom and St. Johnsbury Academy teacher and coach who was slain last Sunday evening. United Christian Academy (UCA) students, faculty and staff joined in the remembrance and brought in donations totaling hundreds of dollars for the Melissa Jenkins Memorial Fund. UCA Headmaster Dr. Richard O'Hara said that the school wanted to help any way it could. O'Hara noted that UCA can relate, having lost one of their own last year to tragedy.