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Woodcreek Walkout draws students together for a purpose

Sam Gianotti

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On Feb. 14, 2018, shots were heard across the United States when 17 people were murdered at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Fourteen high school students and 3 teachers had their futures and lives taken from them in an instant.

On Wednesday March 14, Woodcreek students and staff interrupted their school day for 17 minutes.  They walked out of their classes and gathered together in the quad to recognize this tragedy and to honor those who lost their lives.  Senior Grace Lykins organized the peaceful walkout.  Rainy skies covered the quad area as light rain fell during the event, which featured a reading of the victim’s names, a speech by Lykins, a speech by Principal Rebecca Rood and a balloon launch to a live trombone solo of “Amazing Grace.” 

Lykins and Rood made it clear that this was not an event to make a stand on politics or on gun control, but rather an event to raise awareness and to call for change.  High school students no matter what should not be afraid to attend school and pursue an education.

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