CEDAR PARK, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - The memorial alongside Brushy Creek Road continues to grow marking the spot where 17-year-old Myles Hutcheson lost his life behind the wheel on December 3rd. Hutcheson's passing has weighed heavily on Vista Ridge High School and his varsity basketball team.
Grant Moyer, a best friend of Hutcheson, said the team is leaning on one another through this difficult time. “We’re all coming together and just trying to stay as close as we can because we found that it’s a lot easier to comprehend and it’s easier to take on this huge thing that happened to us,” Moyer said. “I feel like the love like Myles thing really just helps us think how we can love like Myles I think that was his best trait loving unconditionally.”
The students have started #LLM, "Live or Love Like Myles."
A movement to keep Hutcheson's kindness and memory alive.
Stephanie Jagen, a family friend of Hutcheson, created a petition to name one of Leander ISD schools after Hutcheson. The petition has garnered a lot of attention receiving more than 5,000 signatures.
“It would keep his name alive and then future kids could know and learn about who he was and how he lived and spread that awesome character trait of loving everybody and including everyone,” Jagen said.
The school board voted on naming two new schools Thursday night and unfortunately Hutcheson's name didn't make nomination deadline. However, the effort to memorialize Hutcheson will not end there. Jagen said his loved ones plan to find other ways to continue his legacy.
“One thought that has come up is that you could name gyms or auditoriums or something to get community members out there that’s something we’ll likely explore,” said Jagen.