Gavilan Peak School honored Gary Johnstone and Trevor Crouse with a ceremony on Sept. 5.
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Gavilan Peak School remembers Gary Johnstone and Trevor Crouse

Staff Report~ 9/10/2014

ANTHEM – Gary Johnstone and Trevor Crouse may be gone, but they will not be forgotten.

Gavilan Peak School staff, students, and families gathered together on the afternoon of Sept. 5 to honor Johnstone and Crouse, who lost their lives in a rappelling accident on Aug. 8. Johnstone was a Phoenix Fire Department firefighter, and his sons have all attended Gavilan Peak. Crouse, 15, was currently a Boulder Creek High School student and had also attended Gavilan Peak before graduating to BCHS.

Gavilan Peak sold red balloons to release at the Sept. 5 ceremony. All proceeds raised will go to the Johnstone and Crouse families.

At the sound of a siren from an on-site Phoenix Fire truck, thousands of red balloons were simultaneously let go into the sky. The gathered crowd watched as the balloons disappeared, signifying two lives who are gone but not forgotten.