About Chelsea Detrick
Chelsea Detrick graduated from Webster Groves High School in 2003. During her younger years she attended Bristol, Steger and Hixson schools in the district. Chelsea was a quiet but hard working and intelligent student, very conscientious about all of her schoolwork and considerate of others. She was not involved in many school activities, but she was a member of the National Honor Society and she conducted alumni surveys for the school during the summers while she was in college. Chelsea cherished her high school friendships.
Chelsea went to college at Elon University in North Carolina and graduated with honors and a degree in psychology in 2007. She moved to Seattle, Washington that summer to begin her new life after college and to establish her independence. She took a job with the Washington State Ferry System, receiving a promotion and raise after six months based on her personality, ability and work ethic. Chelsea was beginning to find her way in the world when she contracted cancer and died on April 9, 2009.
This Center is established to enhance and facilitate learning among students and others in the Webster Groves School District community. It is named in honor and memory of Chelsea Detrick.