High School Junior LaNaya Butler Uses Special Training to Deal with Grief after Loss of a Friend : News Photo

High School Junior LaNaya Butler Uses Special Training to Deal with Grief after Loss of a Friend

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ALEXANDRIA, VA -OCTOBER 11: LaNaya Butler, a junior and SGA president at Mount Vernon High School, took part in a special training seminar over the summer to help students dealing with emotional and mental crises. Four weeks ago this Sunday, her close friend Gerard Gomez was shot to death at a party. She used the training to deal with the intense grief from the loss of her friend and help her fellow students cope with the tragedy. Here, Butler gets a high five from fellow SGA member Mitchell Shirley, also a junior, as she sells tickets to homecoming at Mount Vernon High School on Friday, October 11, 2013. (Photo by Eva Russo for The Washington Post via Getty Images)
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ALEXANDRIA, VA -OCTOBER 11: LaNaya Butler, a junior and SGA president at Mount Vernon High School, took part in a special training seminar over the summer to help students dealing with emotional and mental crises. Four weeks ago this Sunday, her close friend Gerard Gomez was shot to death at a party. She used the training to deal with the intense grief from the loss of her friend and help her fellow students cope with the tragedy. Here, Butler gets a high five from fellow SGA member Mitchell Shirley, also a junior, as she sells tickets to homecoming at Mount Vernon High School on Friday, October 11, 2013. (Photo by Eva Russo for The Washington Post via Getty Images)
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