Mishawaka Cavemen went 'Blue for Bre' to honor slain cheerleader
MISHAWAKA, Ind. --- Mishawaka High School students went ‘Blue for Bre’ on Tuesday night at the first home basketball game since the murder of MHS cheerleader Breana Rouhselang, 17.
Students and community members were asked to wear blue during the Women and Men’s Cavemen basketball games. Athletic Director Dean Huppert said teal was Rouhselang’s favorite color.
“It means so much how people care about Mishawaka and our community and want to support us through this rough time we’re actually going through,” said Nikki Mitchell, student organizer of ‘Blue for Bre.’
Huppert said the MHS Student Council made ribbons in different shades of blue for people wanting to honor Rouhselang. The pregnant teen was found stabbed to death in a dumpster in Mishawaka on December 9.
Mitchell said tonight’s event was to remember her and know her for who she really was.
“Understand that Bre loved sports,” the announcer told the crowd inside the gymnasium. “And her family enjoyed supporting her as she represented the Cavemen.”
The loss of the teen continues to take a toll on the community. The women’s basketball team entered the gym with a sign which read ‘We Play For Her.’
“It shows that the school, that everyone’s together and we can talk about it and we can just be a family,” said Mitchell.
Aaron Trejo, 16, who is the Rouhselang’s alleged killer and father of her unborn child, will be in court on December 19. Last week, a judge entered a ‘Not Guilty’ plea for his homicide and feticide charges.