It was a bittersweet night for the seniors who are set to graduate in the spring. Kiersten Walko would have been one of them
The North County seniors honored Kiersten with a moment of silence.
As police work to find who killed her, together, a community and family start the healing process.
"My sister was very special. She was a great dancer, she was loved by so many people and it's just tragic how all this happened," said Kiersten's sister, Kendal Walko.
The high school of the Anne Arundel County teen hit and killed last week while walking along the roadway is honoring her Friday night.
Her grandmother, Stephanie Shade, spoke about what the week has been like without her granddaughter. She says if it weren’t for the community rallying around her, she doesn’t know what her family would do. Now, she wants justice for her baby.
“It’s been so hard. I want her with so badly. I cannot imagine what purpose this serves to have her gone. I mean my baby is going to be 17 forever,” Shade said.
The question now is who was the driver behind the wheel that hit Kiersten last weekend. Both police and the community are asking anyone to come forward.
Keep checking this story for updates.