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Middle school cheerleader, 13, falls ill and dies suddenly before weekend team competition Daily M

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Middle school cheerleader, 13, falls ill and dies suddenly before weekend team competition Daily M A Kentucky middle school community was plunged into mourning after a beloved 13 year old cheerleader unexpectedly passed away over the weekend. Lilliana Schalck was scheduled to take part in a cheerleader competition in Ohio on Saturday when she suddenly fell ill.  The girl from Fort Thomas, Kentucky, was taken to a hospital in Columbus, where her condition quickly deteriorated and she died. Tragic and sudden: Middle school cheerleader Lilliana Schalck, 13, fell ill and died on Saturday  As of Monday morning, the cause of Schalcks death has not been released. The teen was an eighth grader at Highlands Middle School in Fort Thomas, but she competed with the high school varsity team. She was also a member of a private cheerleading, gymnastics and dance team called Premier Athletics of Northern Kentucky. On Saturday, Schalck and her teammates at Premier Athletics traveled to Columbus to compete in a cheerleader contest, reported After the girls death, her fellow cheerleaders held a moment of silence at the event to honor Schalck. On Sunday, Highlands Middle School hosted a vigil, which drew hundreds of students, teachers and members of the local community. A blue ribbon bearing a touching message of love and the date of Schalcks death is pictured tied around a tree in her honor   The somber gathering was held in the school gymnasium, where a photo of Schalck surrounded by blue crysthanamum, sometimes known as spider mums served as the centerpiece. She is beloved by so many and we know our students will need help through the grieving process, Fort Thomas Independent Schools Superintendent Karen Cheser wrote in a message to parents at the school confirming Schalcks tragic passing. Kevin Nieporte, the schools athletic director, described Schalck as one of the schools most gifted cheerleaders, who was also an excellent student and popular among her peers. Principal Michael Howton told that Lilliana was interested in journalism and wrote about sports. Grief counselors will be available to students and staff throughout the week. Schalck was set to take part in a cheerleading competition in Ohio, but suffered an unspecified medical emergency, which led to her passing    The beloved student athlete was an eighth grader at Highlands Middle School in Kentucky, but she competed with the high school varsity team By posting your comment you agree to our . Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline? Your comment will be posted to MailOnline as usual. Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline? Your comment will be posted to MailOnline as usual We will automatically post your comment and a link to the news story to your Facebook timeline at the same time it is posted on MailOnline. To do this we will link your MailOnline account with your Facebook account. Well ask you to confirm this for your first post to Facebook. You can choose on each post whether you would like it to be posted to Facebook. Your details from Facebook will be used to provide you with tailored content, marketing and ads in line with our . Published by Associated Newspapers Ltd Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday Metro Media Group

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