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Emily Hilscher

Emily Hilscher
Emily Hilscher

Emily Hilscher
Emily Hilscher

Remembering a Hero and an Angel:
Emily Hilscher

by Kevin Caruso

Emily Jane Hilscher, 19, freshman majoring in animal and poulatry sciences; from Woodville, Virginia; graduated from Rappahanock County High School.

Emily is believed to have been the first person killed in the massacre. She was one of two people who were killed around 7:15 a.m. in the West Ambler Johnston co-ed dorm.

Emily loved hoses and greatly enjoyed horseback riding. Here trainer, Moody Aylor, said that she began riding at the age of 9. He also said that she was a very mature young woman. “She was a beautiful, grown-up person,” Aylor said. “She was the most mature person I’ve ever knew at that age. … She was a nice, sweet and wonderful person. Everybody here just loved her .

Aylor also said Hilscher had qualified for the “B” equestrian team at Tech.

John McCarthy, administrator of Rappahannock County, best described Rachel when he said this: “She was a wonderful kid — warm, sensitive, outgoing and happy”

Emily Hilscher is one of the greatest angels in Heaven.

We miss her.

We honor her.

We love her

We will never forget her.



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