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Friends and Classmates Remember Andrew Pocther

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Friends and classmates are remembering a Blue Ridge School graduate killed during violent demonstrations over Egypt's presidential election.

Mourners are leaving flowers at the suburban Washington D.C. home of 21-year-old Andrew Pocther's family.

Pochter was working on an internship through a group called Amideast when he was killed by a protester in Alexandria, Egypt Friday.

Pochter's classmates at Kenyon College in Ohio describe him as an exemplary student who chose to spend his summer in Egypt teaching English to children.

"Many students say they want to make the world a better place. Andrew really meant that," said Marne Ausec, the director of the Center for Global Engagement.   

"Somebody who makes people smile and wants to change the world. That's what we're all trying to do and that pretty much exemplifies what he was about," said senior classmate Molly Goolman.

Kenyon College says Pochter had applied to study abroad in Jordan next spring.

The college is planning a memorial service to remember him when students return in the fall.

Right now, there's no word on plans for a memorial at the Blue Ridge School.

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