Scholarship for Steven

On the day before the Feb. 14 Shootings anniversary, NIU paid tribute to another student lost to gun violence.

Steven Agee II was murdered on Nov. 23 in an off-campus shooting and on Monday night his mother, Kimberly, announced a scholarship in her son’s name.

A large group of friends showed up in support and shared stories of Agee. During the night they wrote a final note to him on a note card, which were later tied to balloons and released into the DeKalb night sky.

Unfortunately I had class before the balloons were released.

Tomorrow is the Feb. 14 Shooting Memorial so be on the lookout for those photos. I’ll try to get a little more upbeat after that.

© 2012 Jerry Burnes/Northern Star

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