Tragic House Fire Takes Life of Former Dream Teamer

nyakouthIt is with great sadness to report that the Dream Team lost one of their former members in a tragic house fire. Nyakouth Choul, 17, was found by firefighters inside a home in Boone. Chuol transferred from East High School in Des Moines to Future’s Alternative High School in Boone in March. Nyakouth last rode with the Dream Team in 2011.

Nyakouth was a fun spirited and very intelligent young lady who often preferred to be called “Martha”.  She will be missed by her Dream Team teammates and mentors. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.


A memorial fund has been established to help pay for funeral expenses for Nyakouth. Money gathered will also help buy new clothes and personal items for the surviving woman who lived in the house and lost her belongings. Money can be sent to Youth & Shelter Services, 420 Kellogg Ave., Ames, IA 50014.

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