Knitting legacy: Colleagues pick up where teacher left off

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Hours after teachers at Southwest Elementary School learned that a friend and co-worker had been killed in the explosion, they started thinking about the Christmas gifts she regularly made for her students.

Each year, Jennifer Longworth knitted hats and scarves for the students in her Greenwood second-grade class. Teachers were used to seeing boys wearing knit hats with their initials and girls wearing scarves made of colorful, fun yarns after Christmas.

This year, as the weather has gotten colder, Longworth’s former students have started arriving at school with the hats and scarves she made them years ago, art teacher Katie Webb said.

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