Prayer service held for Anderson County High School senior

Prayer service held for Anderson County High School senior who died in crash

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Cameron Sharp (Source: Facebook) Cameron Sharp (Source: Facebook)
"He is just one of the guys who always opened the door for me," said senior Maggie Smith, "Always made the effort to speak to me as the new kid. He was always polite to me." "He is just one of the guys who always opened the door for me," said senior Maggie Smith, "Always made the effort to speak to me as the new kid. He was always polite to me."

By JOSH AULT
6 News Reporter

CLINTON (WATE) - An Anderson County High School senior who was killed in a car accident Monday was remembered by his classmates Tuesday morning.

17-year-old Cameron Sharp died in an accident on Andersonville Highway in Norris.

Another student, 18-year-old Evan Weaver, was hospitalized because of the crash. He was released from the University of Tennessee Medical Center on Tuesday evening.

Students organized a prayer service for both students Tuesday morning at the high school.

"I think walking in the school today I felt a sense of sorrow," said ACHS senior Maggie Smith. "It's very quiet here on campus."

Smith knew Sharp and says when she moved to the county he was one of the first people who spoke to her.

"He is just one of the guys who always opened the door for me," said Smith, "Always made the effort to speak to me as the new kid. He was always polite to me."

Sharp was a member of the ROTC at school, and according to his mother's Facebook page had joined the U.S. Navy. He was set to start his military service in June.

"He was a great student," said school official Dr. Timothy Parrott. "He was one of those students that you wanted to be around."

Dr. Parrott said several teachers passed by the accident Monday and notified the school office. He says they will have extra counselors at the high school for anyone who needs them.

"We have about 1,100 students here that are going to be all different types of feelings today," said Dr. Parrott, "From hurt, to pain, to guilt, so we want to be is normal as we can, but we also want to make sure we meet their needs."

"It's going to be hard especially with graduation around the corner, but I think if we come together as a whole and pray for understanding God's will be done for our class," said Smith.

It was just a year ago that five other Anderson County High School students were involved in an accident. They became known at the AC5.

Schools officials said all five of those students are back in class.

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