Beloved teacher honored at La Vega High School homecoming game

Published: Sep. 15, 2023 at 11:40 PM CDT
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) - La Vega High School honored a beloved teacher who unexpectedly passed away in May at the school’s homecoming game Friday night.

Taverner taught high school students about technology and video production, going on to found Modak Media at La Vega high.

Former student, Abel Escobedo, shares how Mr. Taverner was “a loving guy” and “he had the most energy in the room.”

Lorena and La Vega both honored Taverner by wearing community t-shirts to show support for him, wearing the phrase “Better Together.”

Taverner’s daughter, Sofia, was with him at the time of his passing. While his death was hard for many people, she shares how she is grateful that her community has come to support her family.

“Realizing that he made such a difference in everyone else’s life and not just my own,” Sophia explains, “it’s just reassuring, and it feels great.”

Taverner’s son, Seth, played in the game for Lorena High School and felt support from both teams.