Beloved author dies

Story by: Hannah Warfel, staff writer

Last month, the world lost a beloved and talented author. Harper Lee was the author of the prestigious prize winning book “To Kill a Mockingbird,” which is one of the books that freshman are required to read at Mt. Vernon.  She also wrote the book “Go Set a Watchman.”

In 2007, Harper Lee suffered from a stroke. This stroke was followed by quite a few health problems, such as hearing, vision, and short-term memory loss. She was put into an assisted living facility because of these problems. It was at this facility on February 19 that Harper Lee, who was eighty-nine years old, departed from this world peacefully while she slept.

“Harper Lee was an amazing author who wrote amazing novels,” said Alyssa Boilanger-Dean, 10. “She inspired people for many generations with her literary work. Her death was very tragic.”