Zoe Day


Students Gabi Bauer and Maria Cannon show their support for the Coder family.

Joseph Troendle, Staff Writer

Students wore red and yellow for Zoe Day on Tuesday, November 29th, an event promoted by seniors Ash Rogge and Jaden Hammes. Zoe Day was meant to be a way for students to show support for the Coder family following the accident that took place on October 24th which left junior Zoe Coder in the hospital. 


According to the family’s CaringBridge site, Coder sustained a brain injury and multiple broken bones.


On Zoe Day many staff and students wore a red shirt reminding others of Zoe. “It’s a way to show that we are still thinking of her even though a month has passed,” Jaden Hammes said. If students didn’t have the t-shirt, they could wear anything red and yellow, colors Coder loved because she was from Kansas and was a Kansas City Chiefs fan.


Wearing shirts is a visible form of support, and the Coder family is also seeing the support of the community in other ways. Coder’s GoFundMe page has had over 18,000 dollars donated to it, plus all of the t-shirt profits.  Many helped to spread awareness and contribute, which may end up leading to another Zoe Day being held in the future according to Hammes.


 According to the Caring Bridge site, Zoe Coder is currently being transported to Colorado for surgery and will hopefully make a speedy recovery.