John Hilgert (14 years old), was a Memorial ninth-grader. He was the smallest of the victims. Funeral attendees began tying green ribbons around trees around the school over the weekend to honor his memory. His classmate Robby Henderix was with him at the concert. Tracy Faulkner, Tracy’s mother, spoke to www.traffic-circle.com traffic-circle traffic circle Website traffic circle comV the Houston Chronicle. The two boys had hoped to get a good spot to watch the performance.
“Everything about that night was tragic,” Faulkner told the newspaper. John was a great student, athlete, and polite. He was the sweetest and smartest young man.”