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H-F High School Student Dies After Brief Illness

17-year-old Arielle Terry died on Monday following the recent death of her 16-year-old brother.

Homewood-Flossmoor High School student Arielle Terry died Nov. 26 after a brief bout with a recent illness.

Arielle collapsed days after her older brother's funeral, Sun-Times Media reports. Keith C. Terry died Nov. 16 in a car crash on I-57 in Champaign County.

Terry recently transferred to H-F High School from Shepard High School in Palos, where she was an Air Force JROTC leader. Arielle was a part of the colorguard for the year-end JROTC awards ceremony. She received two awards at the July ceremony. The first, called the Daughters of the American Revolution Award, was for "dependability and good character, discipline, and leadership." The second, a Veterans of Foreign Wars Award, was given to her for "dependability and good character, discipline, and leadership."

While at Shepard, she picked up the nickname "Hard Core."

“She was extremely bright—college-bound,” said district spokesperson Jodi Bryant. “She wanted to lead and she wanted to serve. (Arielle) was well-liked by everyone.” 

Services for Arielle have yet to be announced.

Patch will update this story as more information becomes available. Please check back.


Did you know Arielle? Leave a note of remembrance in the Comments section below. 

Jordan November 30, 2012 at 12:03 AM
Im an old classmate of Arrielle's and we used to attend Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep. She was a wonderful person. I just could not believe that she passed and my prayers go out to her family. They lost two loved ones around the same time and I know its hard. It really is sad. My love and condolences goes out to her and her family.
ansar muhammad November 30, 2012 at 04:38 AM
I didnt get to fullfill the chance u had to get as close as u wanted to arrielle but I will miss her as if I had
ansar muhammad November 30, 2012 at 04:39 AM
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Marquise'Chanel December 01, 2012 at 12:02 AM
Hardcore iMiss you so much ! Looking at thee pictures of us above during our color guard presentations brings back such GREAT memories, can't wait to see you for thee final time on Monday. Watch over me angel and remember you will ALWAYS be HARDCORE! I love you! -Marquise Owens former color guard commander at Shepard High
Taylor March 08, 2013 at 02:35 AM
Ria, living without you is so difficult. To say this is hard is an understatement. We all love and miss you so much. Your family is good, we keep in contact with your mom all the time. She sends all her love up to you and Keith. Keep your angel wings wrapped around us hun bun. Love Eternally, Taylor

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