Palma Remembers

There were no classes at Palma School on March 14th, the day students across the country organized walkouts to commemorate those killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida on February 14th. John Sutherland ’18, Palma ASB President, along with the class presidents of each of the high school classes, Liam Short ’18, Daniel Pezzini ’19, Cole Cook ’20 and Nathaniel Gonzales ’21, created a presentation to acknowledge the tragedy. Their commemoration included 14 empty desks to represent the 14 students and three podiums to represent the staff members who were killed that day. There was also one empty chair to represent the shooter. After a biography was read about each, students were invited to join Palma’s Know That You Matter Club. The somber presentation closed with a prayer for all of the victims.
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Palma is a private, college-preparatory school for boys in grades 7 through 12 owned and operated by the Christian Brothers Institute of California. Palma School is dedicated to providing young men an excellent education in a Roman Catholic environment that embraces the Essential Elements of an Edmund Rice Christian Brother Education and challenges each individual to develop spiritually, intellectually, morally, physically, and socially.