200 people filled the Elks Lodge for a fundraising wrestling event that celebrated the life of a 12-year-old
More than 200 people filled the Elks Lodge in Derby on Jan. 21 for a fundraising wrestling event that celebrated the life of a 12-year-old St. Johnsbury boy who took his own life after enduring years of bullying. Noah Stone died in November, and his family is on a mission to champion his memory by advocating for better bullying safeguard in schools. The wrestling event, organized by Henry and Jennifer Thomas, raised money to support them in this effort. Mr. Thomas was a former wrestling coach of Noah’s in the St. Johnsbury Prospectors youth wrestling program. Noah’s mother, Desiree Hawkins, is lobbying for new Vermont law that she calls Noah’s Act.