Parkland student journalists travel to New York to be honored by Pulitzer board


A group of student journalists from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School traveled to New York City on Monday to be honored by the Pulitzer Prize Board for the obituaries that were written after the deadly shooting at their school in 2018.

The Sun Sentinel reported that the staff of The Eagle Eye newspaper will be honored during a luncheon Tuesday.

{mosads}The students submitted obituaries of the 17 people killed when a gunman opened fire at their high school in Parkland, Fla., for the Pulitzer Prize in local reporting and public service, the most prestigious honor in journalism.

The student paper didn’t win, but Pulitzer administrator Dana Canedy praised the young journalists before announcing the winners.

“These budding journalists remind us of the media’s unwavering commitment to bearing witness even in the most wrenching of circumstances in service to a nation whose very existence depends on a free and dedicated press,” she said, according to the Sun Sentinel.

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