“If you knew anything about Carley, she was all about making more of herself.”
“She was a beautiful young lady who worked very hard.”
Rosary’s in hand and heads bowed, the St. Michael’s Catholic School community remembered one of their own.
“She was always so full of life and doing so many different things, you know, she’d pop up on your Facebook feed or your Instagram feed, she’ll be at this sporting event or she’d be taking a trip somewhere. You’re like how does one person do all of these things” said Carley’s former teacher, Robert Smith.
Thursday night, family and friends gathered to honor the late sports journalist who people said, never met a stranger.
“Whether you knew her for one day or knew her for many years, Carley was there for you and Carley wanted to know how your life was going, how you were doing and always words of encouragement” said friend of the family, Chris Keagle.
Saturday morning, McCord was killed in a plane crash heading to Atlanta from Lafayette.
“My heart just sunk, I just couldn’t focus was dropping things” said Khloe Page, Alumni Coordinator for St. Michael.
“Everybody had understood that day getting ready for the LSU football game how much she loved LSU and to get that news I think we were all just very shocked” said Keagle.
The loved for McCord showed in the many people who packed the school’s gym. They said although she will be missed, her legacy will live on.
“We’re working really hard to make sure her presence never goes away here at St. Michael” said Page.
“Live the way that Carley lived and that’s continue chasing dreams, continue believing and continue encouraging” said Keagle.