WHAT: Whittier High School will hold a candlelight vigil for 2010 graduate Nohemi Gonzalez, a student at California State University, Long Beach who was killed during the terrorist attacks in Paris on Nov. 13.
Gonzalez, 23, from El Monte, was a senior studying design at Strate College of Design during a semester abroad program. At Whittier High School, Gonzalez was an outstanding student-athlete, excelling in her studies while a member of the Del Rio League Champions for Girls Varsity Cross Country team.
Whittier High will hold a vigil to memorialize Gonzalez and provide a space for the community to grieve her loss and the loss of the victims of the attacks.
WHEN: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17
LOCATION: Whittier High School, 12417 Philadelphia St., Whittier
The vigil will take place on the front lawn of the high school. Limited parking will be available for media on the south side of Philadelphia Street.
MEDIA INQUIRIES: Valerie Martinez, Maritza Fairfield, Juliette Funes, (909) 445-1001
NOTE TO MEDIA: The Gonzalez family will not be conducting media interviews. Out of respect for the family, please stay within the roped-off area that will be provided. If conducting interviews with the public, please refrain from doing so until after the vigil.