The Facts of the Virginia Massacre

Pohle, 23, of Flemington, N.J., was expected to graduate in a few weeks with a degree in biological sciences, said Craig Blanton, Hunterdon Central's vice principal during the 2002 school year, when Pohle graduated. (AP)

"He had a bunch of job interviews and was all set to start his post-college life," Blanton told The Star-Ledger of Newark. (AP)

At the high school, Pohle played on the football and lacrosse teams. (AP)

One of his old lacrosse coaches, Bob Shroeder, described him as "a good kid who did everything that good kids do." "He tried to please," Shroeder told the newspaper. "He was just a great kid." (AP)

26. Julia Pryde, Middletown, N.J.

Pryde, a graduate student from Middletown, N.J.

An "exceptional student academically and personally," said Saied Mostaghimi, chairman of the biological systems and engineering department where Pryde was seeking her master's degree. "She was the nicest person you ever met," Mostaghimi told The Star-Ledger of Newark. (AP)

Last summer, Pryde had traveled to Ecuador to research water quality issues with a professor. She planned to return this summer for follow-up work, Mostaghimi said. (AP)

A 2001 graduate of Middletown North High School, Pryde was on the school's swim team and played softball in two town leagues. (AP)

Her hometown has been touched by tragedy before, losing 37 current and former residents in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. (AP)

"The town pulls together in these situations. Everything that we can do for this family, we'll see what can be done," Middletown Mayor Gerard P. Scharfenberger said. (AP)

27. Mary Karen Read, 19, Annandale, Va.

Born in South Korea into an Air Force family and lived in Texas and California before settling in the northern Virginia suburb of Annandale.

Read, 19, considered a handful of colleges, including nearby George Mason University, before choosing Virginia Tech. It was a popular destination among her Annandale High School classmates, according to her aunt Karen Kuppinger. (AP)

She had yet to declare a major. "I think she wanted to try to spread her wings," said Kuppinger, of Rochester, N.Y. (AP)

Kuppinger said her niece had struggled adjusting to Tech's sprawling 2,600-acre campus. But she had recently begun making friends and looking into a sorority. Kuppinger said the family started calling Read as news reports surfaced. (AP)

"After three or four hours passed and she hadn't picked up her cell phone or answered her e-mail ... we did get concerned," Kuppinger said. "We honestly thought she would pop up." (AP)

28. Reema Samaha, 18, Centreville, Va.


Samaha graduated from Westfield High in 2006 -- three years after Cho. Authorities haven't said whether Cho knew the two young women and singled them out. (AP)

She was a freshman at the high school when Cho was a senior.

29. Waleed Shaalan

30. Leslie Sherman

Sophomore, History and International Studies

31. Maxine Turner, 22, Vienna, Va.

Senior, Chemical Engineering

Mary was born in South Korea, Kuppinger said, and spent the last few years of her life in Annandale, Va. (

Mary's father, Peter Read, grew up in Palmyra, Wayne County, and joined the Air Force.

32. Nicole Regina White, 20, Carrollton, Va.

Junior studying International Studies and German

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