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Calling hours for Kent Roosevelt sophomore to be held in auditorium Wednesday

Record-Courier Staff Report Published: April 24, 2013 4:00 AM
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Theodore Roosevelt High School in Kent will hold calling hours April 24 for Devon Conwell, a 15-year-old student who unexpectedly died last week.

Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the high school, located at 1400 N. Mantua St.

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Devon, a sophomore, played on the Rough Riders basketball and football teams.

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He collapsed during an Amateur Athletic Union team practice at the Pinnacle Sports facility in Twinsburg on April 17. Paramedics found Conwell in cardiac arrest. He was pronounced dead at the Twinsburg Family Health and Surgery Center after resuscitation efforts failed.

Roosevelt coaches and administrators said Conwell not only had a great deal of potential in sports, but was also a "big, lovable guy" who made friends with everyone.

"Devon had a contagious smile that went wherever he went," Superintendent Joseph Giancola said after Conwell's death. He had a way of being positive and bringing everyone else up around him, because of his happy view of the world around him."

Donations to help the Conwell family may be given to The Devon Conwell Memorial Fund at Portage Community Bank.

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lumbay2000 Apr 24, 2013 4:35 PM

This was a good kid that everyone I have talked to liked. It is hard to find someone like that in this day and age. I hope whether you know him or his family try to donate something to help the family out. I have very little being on disability but I'm putting something in the pot at Portage Community Bank. Plus a prayer for Devon, the family and all the people that give.