Colorado Seniors at Poudre High School honor Parkland victims — #MeNext?

Change can come from any where — and any age. Two high school students in Fort Collins, Colorado decided that they were not waiting to become victims to speak out against how they doesn’t feel safe at school — or in their local movie theater. Poudre High School seniors Nina Shelanski and Asha Olick were interviewed by the Coloradoan for their work honoring victims of this month’s tragic Parkland shooting and advocating for change.

In addition to raising awareness, Nina and Asha collected signatures and messages to show support. The banner that students signed during lunch is being sent to Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

“You all deserved so much better.”

“I hope we get this problem under control.”

“We need more than ‘thoughts and prayers.'”

“Change will happen. This shouldn’t have happened.”


Nina’s message is clear: “What I’m trying to do is motivate people to become more involved.” It’s exciting to see the activation of open minded young people across the country who want to advocate for change that they believe will make them safer. If you are reading this and wish that somebody at your high school would advocate for change — choose to be that person.

Click through to the Coloradoan to watch her interview and read all of the quotes from both Nina & Asha:


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