Tag: #MSDStrong

Pinwheels created by elementary school students from Georgia decorate the perimeter of the school. Photo by Nikhita Nookala

Georgia elementary schools donate pinwheels in support of MSD

On March 14, students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were greeted by 3,600 colorful pinwheels dotting the perimeter of campus. The pinwheels were tacked onto pencils and colored with supportive messages and well wishes. They were donated by students from Austin Elementary School, Dunwoody Elementary School and Kingsley Elementary School, all located just outside Atlanta, Georgia. “Our students and […]

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Colton Haab and Zachary Walls, pictured on March 13.  Photo by Delaney Tarr

JROTC students help shield others behind Kevlar sheets inside classroom

On Feb. 14, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and all its family were affected by a senseless massacre that ended with the deaths of 17 students and teachers. On that day, many students, faculty and teachers reacted in a variety of a different ways, with stories of heroism and selflessness arising from the dark day. Two students who acted amidst […]

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Supermodel Kate Upton and Museum of Ice Cream founder Manish Vora pose with MSD students in front of balloons spelling out "#MSDStrong." Photo courtesy of Ariana Ortega

Museum of Ice Cream opens doors to MSD students and staff

On March 8, 2018, The Museum of Ice Cream Miami, offered free admission to all students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School as a way of showing their support following the events of Feb. 14. Their main goal was to allow a relaxing and fun environment to lift the spirits of those affected by this tragedy. The Museum of Ice […]

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Freshman Chris McKenna discusses his experience with coming into contact with the shooter. Photo by Anna Dittman

Freshman Chris McKenna comes into contact with gunman minutes before shooting

During the Feb. 14 tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, some students and teachers are recognized as heroes who performed exceptional duties to help save lives in the midst of chaos. One of these students is freshman Chris McKenna who came into contact with the shooter minutes before he fired into the school. McKenna was situated in room 1216 […]

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Ryan Lochte greets MSD students in the school's cafeteria. Photo by Kevin Trejos

Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte inspires MSD swim team

On Friday, March 9, Ryan Lochte, a 12-time Olympic medalist who currently holds a world record in the 200-meter individual medley, visited Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s swim and waterpolo teams to encourage and inspire students following the tragic event that occured on Feb. 14. The Olympic swimmer decided to come to honor senior Nicholas Dworet by visiting his teammates […]

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Social studies teacher Ernie Rospierski smiles in his #MSDStrong shirt at MSD. Photo by Suzanna Barna

Ernie Rospierski shields his students from the line of fire

On Feb. 14, 2018, social studies teacher Ernie Rospierski was on the third floor of the freshman building in room 1249 when the fire alarm went off. His students began following procedure by packing their things and evacuating the room. As Rospierski reached the top of the stairs, he immediately recognized the sound of gunshots. All the students in the […]

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Assistant captain Tyler Avron hoists the Stanley Cup after the Eagles win their first state championship.

MSD hockey wins States for first time in school history; leaves 17 medals at memorial

In the midst of despair and tragedy, people often seek solace taking their minds to odd places. For the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School varsity ice hockey team, the ice is a place of privacy and a distraction from the real world and the tragedy that lies within it. The players were given an option to stay home and grieve […]

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Photo by Kevin Trejos

Dwyane Wade connects with MSD students during visit to campus

On Wednesday, March 7, NBA Miami Heat player Dwyane Wade paid a visit to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to meet with and show his support for students after  the shooting that resulted in the death of 17 people at the school three weeks prior.. “Our goal is to try to figure out ways that we can do more to […]

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Photo by Kevin Trejos

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos vists MSD

On Wed. March 7, Secretary of the Department of Education Betsy DeVos visited Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to speak to survivors of the Feb. 14 shooting. She arrived at the school at 8:45 a.m. with a small SUV motorcade. She immediately went to the front office to meet with Principal Ty Thompson, Assistant Principal Denise Reed, guidance counselors and […]

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Photo by Kevin Trejos

Banners hung at MSD raise spirits of those affected by tragedy

Following the school shooting on Feb. 14, South Florida communities have showered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and the rest of Parkland and Coral Springs with love and support through fundraisers, letters and banners. These banners can be seen throughout campus, as they were hung up along the fences and walls of MSD for students and faculty to see. “[The […]

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