News Release: Loss of Student


Dear Springville-Griffith Institute CSD Community:

Our entire school community mourns the terrible loss of one of our beloved students.  We received notification Saturday evening that rising junior, Brooke Walker fell while hiking in Zoar Valley and tragically lost her life.  Out of respect and love for Brooke’s family, we have refrained from notifying our school community until today, at their request.

Springville High School Principal James Bialasik said, “Brooke was an amazing young lady, talented, smart, funny and athletic among countless other positive attributes.  If you know the Walker Family, you know that their children are their entire world.  Please know that as a school community, we will do whatever we can to offer support during this unspeakably challenging time.  We know that Brooke was loved by everyone…peers and staff members alike.”

We will have counselors and school psychologists available to support everyone this week and as long as they are needed moving forward.  Students, families and staff can reach out via phone for support in the Student Services Office at 592-3284. We will need to come together over the coming days and weeks to support the Walker Family and to support one another.  Please reach out directly if there is additional support that you need.

Kimberly Moritz

Superintendent of Schools