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Mayfield mourns death of 17-year-old student-athlete swimmer

Mayfield mourns death of 17-year-old student-athlete swimmer
Posted at 8:25 AM, Mar 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-01 12:28:26-05

The community in Mayfield is mourning the loss of a 17-year-old student who died on Wednesday night. Steven "Stevie" Grieshammer was a junior on the swim team at Mayfield High School. On February 25 during swimming exercises he did not come up from the water, according to a Facebook post by his aunt Missy Bifro Grieshammer. 

"He was a wonderful boy, a loving son, a fantastic swimmer, and just the sweetest nephew we could have. We will miss him every day," his uncle wrote in remembrance.

According to his family, he spent days in a coma.

Mayfield City Schools superintendent Dr. Keith Kelly released the following statement to parents and students.

Mayfield City Schools also released a statement expressing their condolences to the family during this difficult time.

"We come together in this time of sadness to support one another and to remember the great young man Stevie was to his family, friends, teachers and team mates," said Superintendent Keith Kelly. "We will keep his memories close and always be inspired by him."
 
MHS junior Stevie Grieshammer, 17 passed away Feb. 28th.
 
He was a well-rounded teenager. Academically he was a gifted student with a 4.3 GPA who was a member of the National Honor Society and Math Club.  He was a talented athlete and member of the Swimming and Diving Team. For extra fun, he was a member of the Frisbee Club. During his freshman and sophomore years, Stevie performed with the Marching and Concert bands.
 
Counselors will be available today and in the days and week to come for students, staff, parents and community members.
 
"Words cannot express how difficult the past few days have been for our community," said MHS Principal Jeffrey Legan. "I am so very proud of  our students for their kindness, compassion and outpouring of love for Stevie, his family and each other."
 

The Mayfield athletics department also voiced its condolences to the family of Stevie and everyone who knew him.

The community and fellow students shared their condolences with the family.