A Tribute to MSD Students as They Return to School Today

The world watches today with hope and encouragement as students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School return to their Parkland school. “The Eagles are returning to their nests,” said Principal Tyler Thompson. They do so lovingly in memory of the 17 fellow students, coaches and teachers who departed this Earth far too soon.

Two of the returning students are my son Austin and his girlfriend Amanda Okulanis, both seniors. I can tell you firsthand, this student class has bonded together in amazing unity and world-class purpose, paving the way toward real, comprehensive positive school safety changes in honor of those they lost.

In uplifting tribute, we share with you here a news video interview that aired yesterday on NBC Golf Channel’s Morning Drive Program with two students from the MSD Golf Team. Golf Analyst Tim Rasaforte spoke to boy’s team freshman Evan Kuperman and girl’s team captain and senior Amanda Okulanis about the Parkland community and vast professional sports support for them since the school shooting tragedy. We believe you’ll find their words inspirational.

— Robin Jay, Editor in Chief, International Opulence magazine


In response to the outpouring of requests from across the Parkland community and across the nation for ways to help the victims and their families, the Broward Education Foundation (BEF), the 501(c)3 which supports Broward County Public Schools, established a GoFundMe account at gofundme.com/stonemandouglasvictimsfund. In addition, if you would like to offer support services for the Marjory Stoneman Douglas community, it can be submitted at browardschools.com/wesupport.

In addition, the BEF has launched a mobile giving text-to-donate campaign. A text sent to “20222” with the message “PARKLAND” in all caps will forward a $10 donation to support the families and victims of this tragedy. Please continue to keep the Marjory Stoneman Douglas community in your thoughts and prayers.

A Tribute to MSD Students as They Return to School Today