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Former Shepard Student Respected as Leader (UPDATE)

Arielle Terry, 17, died Monday after collapsing earlier this month.

A former Shepard High School JROTC cadet respected as a leader and liked by other students died suddenly Monday.

Arielle Terry, 17, transferred to Homewood-Flossmoor High School in September to finish her senior year.

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

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

Arielle was a part of the colorguard for the year-end awards ceremony for U.S. Air Force JROTC's program at Shepard. She received two awards at the July ceremony. One, called the Daughters of the American Revolution Award, was granted to her for her "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."

Funeral services for Arielle have yet to be announced.

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