'Toys From Titans' collects hundreds of toys to honor students killed in crash


by KREM.com


Posted on October 11, 2013 at 6:56 AM

Updated Friday, Oct 11 at 6:12 PM

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. – Friday marks six days since two University High School sophomores died in a car crash, and left the sophomore driver in critical condition in the hospital.

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Following an emotional school week, the school commemorated sophomores Josie Freier and McKenzie Mott Friday morning. Instead of what would normally be University High School’s homecoming assembly, the school held a special “Toys From Titans” assembly, to remember the girls by collecting Toys for Tots, one of Josie’s favorite charities.

"I knew the two girls, so I was gonna show my support in doing what the family wanted," said U-High Junior, Austin Elloway.

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Students from all over the area collected toys all week. At Friday’s assembly, students delivered the toys to the center of the gym. Student representatives from East Valley, West Valley and Central Valley high schools attended the assembly.

"It really showed that these kids were active in the community and every kids life. It shows what kind of people they were," said U-High Senior, Tianna McDonald.
The assembly included a moment of silence for the girls and an introduction of the school soccer team, which McKenzie was a part of.

The public is encouraged to keep the memories of the girls alive by continuing to donate to Toys For Tots. All Spokane Valley Fire Stations are accepting donations until Christmas.