On May 3, students were asked to bring different dishes from their country of choice to the gymateria after school. While some students brought their favorite foods, many brought traditional dishes from their home countries.
In light of the recent Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) shooting, many students at both MSD and other schools have taken action in trying to make a change. Political club members juniors Mark Kava and Shubhum Giroti took the initiative to organize a gun reform assembly, which took place in the Main Theater April 30 at 8 am, for seniors and some juniors.
Following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Feb. 14, 2018, Heritage has made considerable attempts to increase our safety on campus, including the addition of two police officers. Another attempt to increase safety will be the requirement of clear backpacks starting next school year.
Since the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting less than ninety days ago, students across the county as well as the nation have worked endlessly to spark a change for better safety and gun policy. Senior Ryan Methot, in collaboration with fellow activists from Cypress Bay High School and Sagemont High School, is working on a video with a new movement: #ItEndsWithUs, complete with interviews from Florida politicians and student input from schools throughout Broward County.
The familiar tune of “Pomp and Circumstance,” widely known as the graduation song, filled the Heritage cafeteria the morning of Thursday, Apr. 26, but it wasn’t for graduation. Just before 9 a.m., the gymnasium doors opened for the class of 2018 to file in for the annual Heritage senior breakfast.