The report came to us over Labor
Day weekend that Byron Wilcurt had been killed. In a sense,
this was an overstatement, for there are some who refuse to
die. Byron was one of these.
Because he loved his fellow man, Byron will continue to exist in
the lives of everyone he knew. He was one of the few people who
learned in his youth to truly appreciate those about him and
possessed the selflessness that is the mark of a true leader.
This spirit of unselfishness will be symbolized by the plaque
that his classmates are giving the school---to be presented
annually, not to the best actor or actress, but to the student
who has contributed most to Wheat Ridge High School in the field
Byron was a good student---and a good teacher. Others learned
from being in contact with him. One of the important lessons he
taught was to be objective about self. Whenever he was faced
with adverse circumstances beyond his control, Byron would shrug
and give a little smile. "Those are the breaks," he would say.
Perhaps he is saying that now.
by Mary Ann Lynen