by Briana Clinkscales, Staff Writer

Sophomore Storm James  died unexpectedly in a car accident Apr. 10.

“She was so quiet and not so outspoken because she was afraid people were going to judge her, and I don’t know why,” sophomore Asia Roberts said. “She was the good kind of different, and that is what I admired about her.”

With aspirations to become a chef, Storm knew what she wanted and how to get it. She fixed her mind so nothing and no one could interfere with her dreams. Storm was quiet and shy, but like a force of nature, she eventually grew outspoken and extroverted with her friends.

“She helped people through things and was nice to everybody; she would never put herself first,” sophomore Lili Whisenant said. “If everyone else is happy around her, it made her happy.”

A beloved daughter, sister, friend and student departed the McEachern community suddenly, and the heartbreaking news brought many tears. Although she was known for her unique mohawk and six mm gauges in her ears, she will be remembered for her generosity, compassion and big heart.

“She used to come to me and say ‘Ms. Penny I had a bad day at school with testing and people are so mean,’” Zaxby’s general manager Penny Allen said. “And I told her ‘don’t let them change your smile, you change the world with your smile.’”

As one of its employees, Zaxby’s on Brownsville Rd. will honor Storm with a candlelight vigil at 9 p.m. Apr. 22.