Contact Us

Students Honor Late Singer Zach Sobiech With Balloon Tribute

Zach Sobiech

The legacy of Zach Sobiech continues to grow.

A group of middle school students at South Dakota’s Patrick Henry Middle School were so touched by Sobiech’s courageous battle with cancer that they released balloons in his honor.

Sobiech died last week at the age of 18. He won scores of supporters after he put out an album and made a video for his song ‘Clouds,’ which went viral. In a kind of symbolic gesture, the students at Patrick Henry decided to release the balloons to the clouds Sobiech sang about.

Student Owen Alvine said, “[We’re] mak[ing] sure that he’s remembered and that he’s still making a difference, even though he’s not here.”

Watch the students discuss what Sobiech meant to them below.

Recommended for You

Around the Web

Best of TheFW

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for TheFW quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!