Students across the country took part in school walkouts Wednesday to honor the shooting victims at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. In Atlanta, students at Booker T. Washington High School paid respect to the victims — and to their most famous alumnus, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.Markail Brooks, the 12th-grade student government vice president, said Washington students feel a responsibility to take a stand on issues like gun violence.
Students across the country will stage walkouts Wednesday in honor of the victims of the recent school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Some local districts have embraced the event as a learning opportunity. Others have said they don’t support the protests.
State lawmakers are considering a bill that would create Georgia’s first college scholarship program based on financial need. Currently, Georgia and New Hampshire are the only two states that don’t have such a program. Georgia’s lottery-funded HOPE program, first awarded in 1993, is merit-based. That means students have to meet certain academic requirements to receive scholarships and grants. Lawmakers tightened the standards in 2011 for the HOPE scholarship to keep the program solvent.
These students organized @BookerTHSrpg's walkout. Mackenzie Hornsby, Mercedes Williams, and Markail Brooks. Mercedes said, “A school is supposed to be a safe environment to learn, and if you can’t come to school and be safe, then what is the purpose?” Pic credit: Dustin Chambers https://t.co/IUHRrwKD3h
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