"It's devastating getting the news," says Edward Rife, Principal of Greencastle-Antrim High School. "Especially somebody so young who had so much potential."
Metcalf died Thursday morning when a tractor trailer hit her car on I-81. Police say the accident wasn't her fault.
Kathy Estep was Metcalf's cosmetology teacher at Franklin County Career & Technology Center.
"Of course having her for the past three years you are very close," she says, "with the loss of anyone you think, it's not real. You're going to see them again."
Metcalf worked on her craft of cosmetology at the Career Center three months out of the year for three years.
"You could tell by the way she loved to change her hairstyles and dress and do her make up differently. She had a lot of fun with it. She got excited when she worked on other students and they enjoyed their hairstyles.
Teachers also say Metcalf's classmates were distraught by the news.
"A lot of sadness, a lot of trying to understand why," says Estep. "Sadness in wondering how Ayron felt."
Rife says, "We just at this point reach out with prayers and thoughts to them."
People who knew Metcalf say they'll be thinking of her family and loved ones. They say they'll always remember to never forget sweet Ayron Metcalf.