Community members are mourning the sudden death of an incoming senior at Cheshire High School.
Skylar Ardito died Aug. 12, according to a message posted on the Cheshire Public Schools website.
Ardito's obituary says she was 17 years old and would have been a senior at Cheshire High School who aspired to study psychology in college. She leaves behind two younger siblings, MacKenzie and Beau.
"Skylar was a friendly, kind, and caring girl with many close friends and a loving family. She had played softball on several community teams including a Wallingford team this summer and she was a part-time employee at Rite-Aid in Cheshire," a GoFundMe page set up to raise money for her family says. "Skylar was a talented and bright student whose loss will be deeply felt and she will be missed by the staff and students at Humiston School and Cheshire High School."
Counseling is available to members of the school community. Students are encouraged to call the Cheshire High School Guidance Office at 203-250-2556 or Cheshire Social Services at 203-271-6690 to schedule an appointment.
The GoFundMe page for Ardito's family has collected nearly $6,000.
Donations can also be made out to:
The MacKenzie Ardito and Beau Ford Education Fund
c/o Webster Bank
145 Highland Avenue
Cheshire, CT 06410