Vigil will be held for UK student that died while abroad

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) — A vigil will be held on Thursday night for a student that died while studying abroad.

According to the University,  Te’Niya Jones, a University of Kentucky student passed away in a swimming accident while on an education abroad program this past summer.

The vigil will be held by the UK Black Student Union, it will be a candlelight memorial.

They say it will consist of a prayer, words of encouragement, a dedicated song, words of remembrance from Jones’ loved ones, a poetry reading, and release of balloons in remembrance.

The vigil will take place from 7-8:30 p.m. outside of the Gatton Student Center on the Avenue of Champions side, in front of the UK logo (Courtyard of Champions).

Those in attendance are asked to wear green, as it was Jones’ favorite color.

Jones, from Ft. Myers, Florida, was a sophomore at UK. She died in a swimming accident in Tel Aviv, Israel, in late July.


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