The Official Student Media of Blue Valley North High School


The Official Student Media of Blue Valley North High School


The Official Student Media of Blue Valley North High School




On July 30, 2023 the Mustang community lost Myzelle Law. Law graduated from BVN in 2022 and attended MidAmerica Nazarene University, where he played football. He passed away due to heat related complications after an MNU football practice. He was hospitalized for over a week for seizure-like symptoms and a body temperature of 108 degrees, doctors said.  


According to his coaches, Law was loved by all who knew him and respected by those who knew him only from a distance. He was a leader for the Mustangs both on and off the field and was instrumental in the Mustangs defense his senior year. Law was vocal in practices and always gave 100% and made sure his teammates did the same. Law was often the first to arrive at practice and the last to leave, living as an illustration of true leadership.   


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“Myzelle exemplified exactly what it means to be a Mustang,” athletic director Kelli Kurle said.  “He never met a stranger.”


Law’s charisma carried through his high school career and into college.


“He was one of the most welcoming people I have met,” Kurle said. “His goals in life were to guarantee that nobody felt alone and to make every person he encountered feel loved. When Myzelle entered a room there was never a glum look or sad face. He had the innate ability to lift up everybody around him and make them feel special.”


His teammates described him as “classy, a natural leader, loving and a teddy bear.”  


“Myzelle is remembered by many as a football player, he was never afraid to try new things and always welcoming of others.” Angel Chapple, a former Overland Trail Middle School and current Leawood Middle School theater teacher said. “Myzelle was the lead in our musicals all throughout middle school. It was clear from a young age the leader that he was destined to be. He motivated himself and others to try new things and be the best versions of themselves. Myzelle truly cared deeply for others. He was never afraid to check in on someone, and help them through anything.”


Law dreamed of being a sports anchor on ESPN and worked as tirelessly in the classroom as he did on the field. Shortly before his passing, Law started a foundation called “Gorilla Bear” to pay for athletic camp admission fees, shoes and uniforms for kids who can’t afford them. Law’s family said they plan to continue his work.


“Myzelle is deeply missed by the Mustang community,” Kurle said. “But his memory lives on in the halls of BVN.”

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Jack Hancock
Jack Hancock, Staff Writer
Jack Hancock is a senior and staff writer for “The North Star.” This is their first year on staff. They have covered Mustang athletics, Student life and news around the district. Outside of the newsroom, they enjoy announcing for Mustang athletics, singing in choir and announcing for Rockhurst University. They are excited to grow as a journalist and get to know the rest of the news staff.   

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