Beaverton High School honors girl who lost cancer battle

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by KGW Staff

KREM.com

Posted on November 13, 2012 at 1:53 PM

BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Beaverton High School students encouraged their classmates -- and other students across the district -- to wear purple Tuesday in honor of a 14-year-old student who died over the weekend.

Maddie Lauer died after a year-long battle with thyroid cancer.

Just last month she was crowned Beaverton High's homecoming queen, as her classmates erupted in applause during a rally.

Her classmates continued to show their love and support by wearing purple, which was Maddie's favorite color. They also passed out purple ribbons in her honor.

Extra counselors were on campus Tuesday, offering support for students and staff.

Photos: Maddie Lauer honored at Beaverton High School

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