Walt Whitman High School Student Dies

Jordana “JoJo” Greenberg was a sophomore, principal wrote to parents


Walt Whitman High School

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Updated 12:15 p.m.: A sophomore at Walt Whitman High School died Monday night, the school’s principal wrote in an email.

Principal Alan Goodwin wrote in an email to parents that the school was in mourning after the unexpected death of Jordana “JoJo” Greenberg.

Greenberg was a member of the junior varsity volleyball team and a cheerleader and was going to be a leader of the Animal Rights Club next year, according to Goodwin.

“Our counselors are meeting with students and staff, and MCPS has sent additional counselors and psychologists to help,” he wrote. “Nothing saddens me more than the loss of a child.”

Goodwin’s office forwarded the email to Bethesda Beat. Goodwin and Derek Turner, a spokesman for Montgomery County Public Schools, were not available for further comment.

[Related story: Walt Whitman Sophomore Remembered for Treating Everyone as a Friend]

Asked if Montgomery County police were investigating Greenberg’s death, police spokeswoman Sgt. Rebecca Innocenti said she could not comment.

The Black & White, Whitman’s student newspaper, reported that the school will host a vigil for Greenberg at 7 p.m. Thursday in the parking lot. Attendees were asked to bring their own matches, and students were encouraged to wear jeans to school on Wednesday in remembrance of her, the Black & White story said.

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