LJCD to Remember Alum Lost in 9/11

La Jolla Country Day students and alumni will honor 1999 graduate Deora Bodley with a flagpole dedication ceremony on Sept. 9. The flagpole will be located in the football stadium.

Ten years ago, alum 20-year-old Deora Bodley died as the youngest passenger of Flight 93 that went down in rural southwestern Pennsylvania on 9/11.

This year, LJCD senior class is donating a flagpole in her memory. The dedication of the flagpole, which will be erected in the football stadium, will be part of a Sept. 9 ceremony at halftime of the Torreys' football game on campus.

Her family and friends at La Jolla County Day remember Deora as caring and smart.

She was very active as a student at Country Day and at Santa Clara University, where she was studying psychology and French. She was active with America Reads and volunteered at an elementary school close to campus. While a resident of San Diego, she was active with TRACE—Teens Respond to AIDS with Caring Education.

Each year, La Jolla Country Day Alumni Association has awarded an service award in honor of Deora, who graduated County Day in 1999. This award, given each year since 2001, recognizes one or two students who best exemplify the spirit of service to both the school and the community.

Read more about Deora Bodley .


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