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Sweet & warm, like Chris Pierpoint was

You probably read that Chris Pierpoint intended to treat every one of his schoolmates at Rincon Valley Middle School to a cup of hot cocoa.

That gift was served Tuesday at the school's memorial for Chris, a great kid who succumbed to a brain hemorrhage last week at age 13.

Remembering Chris Pierpoint


In her news story about Chris' passing, our Kerry Benefield recounted how the accomplished student athlete had earned coupons for hot chocolate by doing volunteer work on campus. He was stockpiling his chits, preparing to provide every RVMS student a cup of cocoa by the end of this school year.

That tale touched Tracy Weitzenberg, mother of a 13-year-old boy and president of the Parent, Faculty, Student Organization at Santa Rosa Middle School.

"Somebody has to make sure those (Rincon Valley) kids have hot cocoa in his memory," Weitzenberg resolved. She proposed to student and adult leaders at Santa Rosa Middle that they provide cocoa to the memorial for Chris. Everybody at SRMS loved the idea.

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