At Wayland High, a mosaic was created honoring Astley with symbols of her life — musical notes, blueberries because she picked them with her father every summer, footprints on a beach. The center is a daisy with five petals, a friendship forever memorialized.
“In high school the five of us had a crazy close bond and it was very noticeable and very tangible how close we were,” said Flynn. “I think we’ll always be friends.”
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