Saturday October 22, 2016 was a pretty somber day at OC. Another one of my favorite students has passed away way too soon . One that had a lot of outstanding traits, but what stands out to me most was your big heart and compassion for others. You’ve touched all of us in different ways, and you had a smile that melted our hearts. Cole Hardeman, we are lucky that you came into our lives and we will miss you terribly. After you visited a couple weeks ago, all decked out in your army attire, I couldn’t stop thinking what an amazing young man you’ve become. To say you’ve made O’Connell proud is an understatement. Fly with the angels baby. Until we meet again. Love you forever!