|Cpl. David Sonka|
Dave Sonka was a former student and classmate of mine. He was killed in action serving our country this weekend in Afghanistan.
While I feel pretty numb right now, I can tell you this. Dave was a smart kid, a hard working competitive runner with a great sense of wit and humor. I remember all the shenanigans he and his cronies (Ethan, Jack, etc) would all get into; going on long runs with him on the Cherry Creek trail, before the new bridge was put in; Dave racing his brains out at JV meets. I remember him being a great representative of what Chaparral stood for.
I am very honored to say that this brave man was a Wolverine runner. I thank him for serving our country, and hope his family finds some solace knowing he died defending our freedoms.