‘Angels’ Shirt Honors Brunswick Blue Devils

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BRUNSWICK, Ohio — Fellow Brunswick students are finding their own ways to remember the teens involved in Sunday’s deadly crash and to raise money for their families.

Starting on Wednesday afternoon, students will be selling a T-shirt at Brunswick High School.

All day on Tuesday, workers were busy printing the blue and white shirts at Bullseye Activewear and Promotions in Brunswick.

Miranda Flowers, who just graduated from Brunswick High on Sunday, designed the shirt.

She said she wanted to remember her classmates, Jeffrey Chaya, 18, Kevin Fox, 18, Blake Bartchak, 17, and Lexi Poerner, 16.

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All four were killed in the crash just hours before Jeffrey and Kevin were supposed to graduate.

Each of their names will be listed on the back of the shirt.

It also honors the survivor, Julia Romito.  Her initials are on the front, next to praying hands.

Flowers started out with an order of 500, but that has grown to 3,000, and will probably grown more.

She said although people will outgrow the shirts, they will never outgrow their memories of her lost friends.

“We decided to go with the angel wings, with the cross because they were Blue Devils here, as it says on the shirt, but they’re now our guardian angels, and I thought the angel wings represented that perfectly,” Flowers said.

The T-shirts cost $15 each, but the owner of Bullseye says $10 from each shirt will go to all the victims’ families.

Many of the families are asking people to wear blue and white to the funerals this week.

The shirts will be sold at the east entry of Brunswick High School from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday and from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday.

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