Teacher Mike Woods remembers his positive presence at Rock Bridge

Sunshine shot through the clouds on Monday evening as hundreds of people gathered to remember a pillar in the Rockbridge High School community.

Students staged an hour-long vigil at Bruins Stadium to honor Mike Woods, the school’s homeschool outreach who was shot and killed Friday. Mourners reflected on his day-to-day impact and the legacy he left behind.

One of the event’s senior organizers, Catherine Cox Littrell, said reading from a letter she said she had prepared with fellow organizer Leilani Lane. “He was someone we could come to and express any feelings we had or any issues we needed to listen to.

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