Elizabeth Public Schools Mourns the loss of
Nickchelle "Nikkie" R. Reed
Student at Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy


Nineteen year old Nickchelle Reed was born on July 21, 1990 in Newark, New Jersey and passed on June 1, 2010 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.  She attended the Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy and is survived by her family, siblings and many friends.

In the fall of 2009 Nickchelle transferred to the Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy where she began her studies in the arts.  She was a creative person and a talented artist. 


Nickchelle's last wish was to be in school.  She very much wanted a "high school" experience and everyone in the Jefferson learning community had a part in making that wish a reality. 


Nickchelle was very excited about learning.  She gave her best effort in every class.  Although she loved everything about school, her favorite class was drawing and painting. All her teachers say that Nickchelle made a great impact.  She would always smile, laugh, and use humor when faced with a difficult situation.  Her strength, determination and attitude were admired by everyone who came in contact with her. She will always be remembered.