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Additional Mental Health Resources Available After Student Tragedy

Over winter break, the San Marcos community faced an unexpected tragedy. On January 5, Principal Holdren reported the death of a San Marcos senior via ParentSquare.

“I have spoken to the family to offer our entire community’s condolences and know that we will all support one another during this difficult time,” said Principal Holdren. 

On Monday, January 8, grief counseling was available to students all day in the ACR. If you need to speak to someone in-person, notify your trusted adult on campus and they will set you up with an on-call therapist. Students will also have access to them through their counselors next week upon request.

The ACR at San Marcos (Roman Trovato)

“Please let me know if there is anything we can do for you or your children as we process our grief together,” said Principal Holdren in the ParentSquare. “I am profoundly saddened by this tragedy and can only ask that we be diligent about looking after one another.”

Principal Holdren also addressed students over the morning announcements on Monday. 

Listed below are resources for students in need of someone to talk to during this difficult time. 



Crisis & Help Line for ages 0-20. Call 8am-8pm  (888.334.2777)

Access Line for Services for all ages Call 24/7 (888.868.1649)



National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline Call/Text 988 or (800.273.8255)

Teen Peer Line 6pm-10pm. Call (800.852.8336) Text TEEN to (839.863)

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Noelle Cabrera, Editor in Chief
Noelle is an 12th grader at San Marcos High School. This is her fourth year on The King’s Page and she is now the Editor in Chief. Journalism is currently her favorite class and she is also a member of the San Marcos Ethnic Studies Club. Outside of school she volunteers with animals, is a member of the Youth Making Change Board and is in the Santa Barbara Chapter of GenUp.
Evelina Erickson, Editor-in-Chief
Evelina Erickson is a senior at San Marcos High School. It is currently her fourth year with the King’s Page. For the past two years she has been the news editor and feature editor. This year she is excited to be one of the Editor-in-Chief and the news editor. Evelina enjoys writing about all topics but especially would like to move or inspire the people who read her articles. She is also a part of the Entrepreneurship Academy on campus. When she is not writing, she enjoys reading, arts and crafts, logic puzzles, playing golf, and hanging out with friends.
Olivia Marceda, Editor-in-Chief
Olivia is a San Marcos High School senior, and this is now her fourth year with the King’s Page. She loves dogs and has a two-year-old Pomeranian. She enjoys reading, coffee, fashion, music, and going out with friends. Her favorite color is pink, and she is the campus fashion club president. She is involved in the Entrepreneurship Academy, and in her past years with the King’s Page, she was a Staff Writer, Lifestyle Editor, and Sports Editor, but this year, she is very excited to be an Editor-in-Chief.
Roman Trovato, A&E Editor
Roman Trovato is in 12th grade at San Marcos High School and an alumni of the School of the New York Times. He is excited to begin writing for his second year in journalism as the A&E editor. His hobbies include reading, listening to music, running away from his problems, hanging out with friends, and playing video games. He is very excited to broaden his knowledge of journalism and to continue writing an assortment of nonsense!
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