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  • Caitlyn Prater and Victoria Marushia

From the Students of CHS to Marjory Douglas

Churchland High school students created an inspirational banner to send to the survivors of Parkland, Florida school shooting.

All over the country, students have created banners for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after the tragedy that occurred in February. Schools started creating banners to give condolences to the survivors of the shooting.

Theater teacher Mrs. Ward first got the idea after seeing it on Facebook. Some teachers discussed it on social media and decided to go for it. Art teacher Mrs. Graham, along with some of her junior officers and photojournalism students, helped design the banner.

“I felt good. I felt like we were giving back and it was the right thing to do,” said junior Raven Woods.

In creating the banner, each student was given a different role. The majority of students enjoyed doing something nice for those close to the tragedy. CHS students took their time to make sure it was well-prepared.

“It took three, three and a half days, ‘cause we only had it for second block and we had to trace, copy letters, and make sure everything was nice and neat, ‘cause we didn’t want to mess up the banner,” said junior Kiara Joshway.

Before sending the beloved banner off, Graham had students from all over CHS sign it with words of encouragement, along with their names.

Although we don’t know when the banner will reach Florida, Ward stated that the banner is in the process of being laminated, and then will be off to Florida once it’s finished.

Even though it may take some time, we truly hope that students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas enjoy the banner and all the thought that was put into it.

Photos: Caitlyn Prater

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