Remembering Malachi Batty


Grants Pass, Ore — “During art class he used to sit next to me when nobody else would and we would just talk and we’d like critique each other’s artwork,” Grants Pass High School student Kaitlin said.

Kaitlin was among many students who went to the candlelight vigil Friday night in support of Malachi.

She says they were friends and some of her favorite memories with him were in art class.

Many thoughts were shared at the vigil, but what she’s taking away is a message on how to live life.

“You want to live every moment of your life to the fullest and you don’t want to just judge somebody because you might not get to know them in the future so might as well get to know them now,” Kaitlin said.

Kaitlin says Malachi was a very happy and outgoing person and he loved to tell jokes and random facts.

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