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The 14-year-old who died at SHARC late last year will be remembered at a public event Jan. 9 in Hillsboro.

COURTESY PHOTO: MAAZOUZ FAMILY/KOIN 6 NEWS - Nabila MaazouzMembers of the public are invited to a celebration of life for Nabila Maazouz, the 14-year-old Oregon Episcopal School student who died last November during swim practice in Hillsboro.

The celebration of life will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, in the Hillsboro Civic Center Auditorium, 150 E. Main St., according to a notice posted at the Shute Park Aquatic & Recreation Center. A reception will follow the event.

Maazouz was found dead in an outdoor pool at SHARC on Nov. 20 following a Liberty High School swim practice. Although she attended Oregon Episcopal School, Maazouz was a member of Liberty's swim team.

The circumstances leading to her death have not been made public.

Maazouz was enthusiastic about science and space exploration, and she regularly selected her favorite "Astronomy Pictures of the Week" to share with friends and family, according to the notice.

"In her last entry of her final APOW#75 (Nov. 10, 2019), Nabila's words sound — at this moment — like a call to bring communities together to create a better world," the notice concludes, quoting Maazouz: "Ride aboard the ISS and marvel at the beauty surrounding you. Share that beauty with the world, and let humanity see something more. Let people see the merging of the natural and manmade worlds in such a way that preserves the beauty of each, yet coming together to create a (sight) even more beautiful than that of their own separate paths."

A memorial fund has been established in Nabila Maazouz's name, which KOIN 6 News reported on last month.


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