On Friday, February 11, Campion students and staff gathered with the family and friends of Timothy Dien to celebrate and memorialize his life at the Colorado Indonesian American SDA Church.
Timothy’s sister, Tiffany Dien (Campion class of 2021), gave the eulogy, and the service included many tributes and songs from family members and friends from the church and Campion Academy.
Campion Academy’s select choir, Koinonia, performed a song in Timothy’s honor, and Principal Donavan Reeder shared words of comfort and hope as the main speaker for the event.
“While we are still mourning the loss of Timothy, the service provided an important opportunity for us to come together as a community,” reflected Reeder. “As we spoke of our fond memories of Timothy, we began the process of healing and moving forward. We were able to share the blessed hope that we have in the soon coming of Jesus and the reuniting of the Dien family.”
On Sunday, Campion Academy’s Scholar’s Lunch was dedicated in honor of Timothy. His family received the scholarship and awards that had already been selected for him. Darcy Force, Director of Alumni and Development, announced that Campion Academy will put in place a new annual award, the Timothy Dien Award, to be given at graduation, honoring a student who shows academic excellence and the willingness to help others as Timothy did. Through this award, Timothy’s life will continue to impact and inspire the students at Campion Academy.