October 3, 2023

Students Remember Sherman Vannoy Who Was Killed in Bus Crash

1.1 min read| Published On: October 3rd, 2023|

By Kyle Coppola

Students Remember Sherman Vannoy Who Was Killed in Bus Crash

1.1 min read| Published On: October 3rd, 2023|

The community of Clermont was well represented last night at East Ridge High School. The football game was the last thing on anyones minds after the tragedy that unfolded earlier that morning. Sherman Vannoy who is a senior at Lake Minneola High School was riding his bike to school. Unfortunately Vannoy would never make it to his destination as he was tragically killed when a bus driven by a 78-Year-Old Female struck Vannoy. The FHP says that the bus driver tried to swerve to avoid Vannoy but that she never even saw him until it was too late.

(Lake Minneola Cheerleaders wearing orange in support of Sherman Vannoy who was tragically killed in a bus crash outside Lake Minneola High on Monday morning.)

The bus ended up crashing into a fence on the side of the road. School went on as normal that day but there were grief counselors provided to everyone at the school. The football game was a re-scheduled game that was delayed due to severe weather earlier in the year. The game was a rare Monday night football game and everyone was excited for it. However once this happened the mood shifted.

When people began showing up for the game there was an obvious sort of dark cloud hanging over the game. The LMH Cheer team wore orange to honor the late Sherman Vannoy and many people in attendance also wore orange. Ultimately Lake Minneola High would win the game 47-3 and dedicate the win to Vannoy.

A makeshift memorial has been set up outside Lake Minneola High School.

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About the Author: Kyle Coppola

Kyle Coppola was born in Newton, Massachusetts and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communications from Curry College in 2016. After traveling to Florida on a family vacation, he decided he could not get enough of the warm weather and made the move from snowy Massachusetts to central Florida 8 years ago.

For the last decade Kyle has gained valuable experience in social media content creation, marketing and sales, writing, video production, sports announcing and even broadcasting for local radio stations, such as FM 102.9 in The Villages and FM 91.5 in Massachusetts. Every year he volunteers at The Villages Charter High School as a play-by-play sports announcer for the football games as well as a public address announcer for the basketball games, including the annual Battle at The Villages Tournament.

Outside the office Kyle is a husband and father to two beautiful girls along with their cat. In his spare time he likes to spend time with his family, travel, play golf and swim. He is also a huge sports junkie and even bigger motorsports fan and loves to attend racing events when he can.

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