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Race to Commemorate Albemarle High School Soccer Player

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Members of the Albemarle High School community are lacing up their running shoes to remember a former student.

Sydney Aichs was killed in a car crash on her way to school in 2008. Five years later, the community is coming together to remember the 16-year-old soccer player who left a lasting legacy.

"Sydney's personality, she was a gentle spirit, loved animals, was a team-oriented type of individual, and very caring, so that's the impact and that's her legacy," said Deb Tyson, AHS athletic director.

"She's had such a lasting and loving impact on everyone she was around and honestly it's an honor to plan something like this," said Krishna Persaud, a race organizer.

Race registration starts at 7:15 Saturday morning at Forest Lakes south soccer field.

Proceeds from the race will go toward a scholarship for an Albemarle High School athlete, who shares Aichs' character.

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