Sky Islands Mourns the Tragic Loss of Alumnus BJ LoBaido

Dear Sky Islands community,

It is with the heaviest of hearts and greatest sadness that we announce the passing of BJ LoBaido on April 30, 2020. BJ was a 2012 graduate of Sky Islands and a beloved member of the Sky Islands family. He lived a life enriched by friends and family and all of us who knew him mourn his loss. BJ embodied everything that we would want a member of the Sky Islands community to be- he was a natural leader, a bright and engaged student, and he understood the importance of community and collaboration, as well as respect for others and the environment. BJ was also an incredible young man. He brought a zest for life, passion for music and performance, and a charming electric personality that instantly lit up the room and positively affected all in his presence.

He will always be a part of the Sky Islands community and will be sorely missed by those of us who knew him. We invite those of you who wish to post your condolences or share your fond memories of BJ on the school’s Facebook page at this link.

With love and the deepest condolences,

Lukas Bogard on behalf of Sky Islands