BONNER SPRINGS, Kan. – Just one day after a Bonner Springs High School student died from injuries he sustained in a car crash, fellow classmates honored him at the school’s football game on Friday night.
Seth Davidson, an 18-year-old senior, was sitting in the passenger seat of a car that crashed near the Bonner Springs Walmart last Saturday and passed away on Thursday.
On Friday, the school community wanted to honor the student who was known for being friendly and polite.
“He was just a really caring and goofy guy who held the door for everybody,” Student Gracie Myers said. “He always asked how your day was and made sure you were okay.He always put others first."
Davidson was known for his love of superheroes.
Groups of students dressed up in costumes on Friday night and a halftime show featured songs from some of Seth’s favorite movies.
Band Director Bill Turley helped lead the halftime show and said it was a special way to honor Davidson.
“It's really rewarding for us to be able to help out,” he said. “It's something that was an enjoyment for [Seth]. For us, it's more of a celebration and thinking of something he enjoyed."
All of the special festivities were planned within 24 hours of the football game.
For Bonner Springs students, it was a special chance to show that a beloved student wouldn’t be forgotten following a tragedy.
“We're really coming together tonight to mourn together in grief,” Myers said. “This is a big event for us. We're a team. We're a family here."
Davidson took part in a life skills program while at Bonner Springs High School. In lieu of flowers, his family was hoping to raise money for the program.