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Community remembers late West Forsyth student
Freshman loses lengthy fight with cancer
Friends and family of Sydney Makayla Ridings wrote messages on balloons before releasing them during a vigil Saturday at Sawnee Mountain Park. The 14-year-old West Forsyth High student died Friday of a rare form of bone cancer. - photo by Jim Dean
WEST FORSYTH — As West Forsyth High students returned to school Monday after the Thanksgiving break, they learned one of their peers had lost her battle with cancer. Sydney Makayla Ridings passed away Friday at age 14. Ridings had been diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcome, a rare form of bone cancer, in August 2011.