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Hamilton school district bands together to remember teacher killed in crash

HAMILTON, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The Hamilton school district is banding together to honor a teacher killed in a tragic crash.

Just hours ago, students sported bright yellow shirts and wristbands at the boys and girls basketball games to remember Josh Hoppe.

The 30-year-old teacher died in December, when his car became pinned under a semi truck on M-40 in Holland.

On the court, Hamilton is taking on Wayland, but it's about what's going on in the stands that grabs your attention.

A special Happy Hoppe dance was being done by students in bright yellow t-shirts, in honor of Hoppe.

One of his favorite sayings, "We had fun today," was screamed by the crowd.

The former government teacher, baseball, and football coach died during an accident on M-40 in December, but tonight was their way of saying thank you, we won't forget you to an inspirational leader.

The crowd was more than double the size of a normal game--H-Town Strong, as they like to say--a message not lost on anyone in attendance.