Students, coworkers say final goodbye to Broadalbin-Perth principal

BROADALBIN, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Final goodbyes were said on Friday for a Broadalbin-Perth High School principal who passed away from cancer over the weekend.

Margaret Robin Blowers’ funeral was held on Friday, and it was attended by crowds of her former students and coworkers.

At 59-years-old, Blowers students said she had a lot of spirit. They said she was full of life. Even the programs at the funeral were printed in bright pink – some said as bright as her soul.

It was absolute silence as the hearse carrying her casket stopped one last time in front of the principal’s office at the high school. Blowers was the principal at the school for 18 years.

Students she taught from past and present not only said goodbye but remembered her for her spirited attitude.

“She was always our biggest cheerleader,” Ben Hitrich said. “Most of the time I saw her she had pom poms.”

Brian Henry worked with her for 15 years. He said retirement was a tough decision as she started her battle with cancer.

“All the way to the end she fought with vigor,” he said.

Students surprised her with a flash mob dance while wearing pink t-shirts when she announced her retirement. They wore those shirts on Friday.

That dance is now forever saved to YouTube to show Blowers spirit and perseverance – a lasting memory for the community she impacted so greatly.

The full flash mob video can be viewed, here, under the featured videos section at the bottom of the page.

Mrs. Blowers’ family has set up the Margaret Robin Blowers Scholarship Fund. Contribution checks can be sent to the Broadalbin-Perth Central School District Office at 20 Pine St., Broadalbin, N.Y. 12025.

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