BOISE -- States away and days after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Conn., it's still present in many minds.

Cheyenne Young-Stanley is is a sophomore at Kuna High School.

We're really far away from them, so there wasn't really much we could do to do anything there. So I wanted to do something, she said.

Despite the distance, the high school sophomore wanted to show support. She organized a candlelight vigil. It was too windy to be outside, but that didn't stop students from coming.

You never know. It could have happened anywhere, it could have happened here at this school, it could have happened at one of the schools that I volunteer for, said Young-Stanley.

A student at Rocky Mountain High School was also moved to action by the tragedy.

I was heartbroken when I heard about the tragedy, said Rocky Mountain High senior Madeleine Jewell.

Jewell decided to send love and support to Connecticut. She enlisted the help of her school's National Honor Society chapter.

All the sudden I was just like, 'why don't we do a card shower?' And then yesterday I heard that the PTA was asking for snowflakes to decorate Sandy Hook Elementary School, she said.

More than 2,000 miles away, they're sending their support.

So that they know there's people out there thinking about them and that they're not alone, and so that they can be encouraged and just have some hopefully holiday cheer in such a hard time, Jewell said.

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