Hoover community expresses love & support for family after death of recent graduate

Hoover community expresses love & support for family after death of recent graduate
Michael McCollum (Source: Southern Heritage Funeral Home)

HOOVER, Ala. (WBRC) - The Hoover community came together Sunday in memory of recent Hoover High School graduate Michael McCollum, who drowned at Little River Canyon Thursday.

The community gathered at 8 p.m. for a candlelit walk from Trace Crossing Elementary School to the McCollum home.

Vigil for Michael Andrew McCollum
Vigil for Michael Andrew McCollum (Source: wbrc)
Vigil for Michael Andrew McCollum
Vigil for Michael Andrew McCollum (Source: wbrc)

Michael was a 2020 grad who’d received an academic scholarship to Auburn University where he planned to study engineering. According to his obituary, He is remembered by teachers and friends for how easily he could take over a room — not just because of his 6’ 6” height — but because of his huge heart and easy smile.

McCollum’s mother, Jennifer, is a Spanish teacher at Hoover High and his father, David, is a math teacher.

Officials with Hoover High School ask that you keep the McCollum family in your thoughts and prayers.

A walk from Trace Crossing Elementary School to the McCollum home is scheduled for June 14.
A walk from Trace Crossing Elementary School to the McCollum home is scheduled for June 14. (Source: Hoover High School/Facebook)

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