By: Sharon Aron Baron
On Friday, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School celebrated its 25th anniversary with a special ceremony that included representatives from the community and former principals from the school.
In this beautifully produced video by the students in the advanced TV classes, the viewer is taken on a journey from the school’s beginnings until the present time. A few famous graduates are featured in between.
In attendance at the event were Broward County Commissioner Stacy Ritter, Parkland Mayor Michael Udine, Vice Mayor Stacy Kagan, Commissioners Christine Hunschofsky, and David Rosenof. Attending from Coral Springs were Vice Mayor Larry Vignola, Commissioners Dan Daley, and Lou Cimaglia. Also in attendance was School Board member Abby Freedman.
Principal Thompson who has been at the school for six years with two being its Principal and four being an Assistant Principal, says he looks forward to coming in to work every day. “Seeing the students, working with the faculty, continuing the great traditions set forth at Stoneman Douglas – getting the kids ready for college or universities…or life after high school.”
The high school was named after the Everglades environmentalist Marjory Stoneman Douglas. The school opened in 1990 with students in grades 9 through 11, most of which were transferring students from nearby Coral Springs High School and JP Taravella High School, with the first senior class graduating in 1992.
The school will host events marking the anniversary, first with a Color Run on Saturday, March 14; then over the next few weeks, they will have dress up days.