Rachel Aviles was one of the most popular kids at The Master's School, a K-12 Christian school in West Simsbury. She played sports, kept her grades up, and enthusiastically signed up for any extracurricular activity that would have her, this despite the fact that she isn't a Christian, though she insists she respects the faith.
Master's was good for her. And she was good for Master's.
This was to be her senior year and a former coach says she would have been up for all kinds of awards. But last spring she went on a class trip where several students, Aviles among them, pretended to be married. They made "wifey" phone calls to one another. They held hands — not unusual among same-sex friends at Master's, Aviles said.
"Looking back, it was kind of stupid," said Aviles, of Hartford. "But it was harmless."
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