PARKLAND, Florida (AP) – Four seniors killed in a mass shooting in Florida were honored by their classmates celebrating their prom.
The Sun Sentinel reports that the main ballroom at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort turned Saturday into a magic forest for 850 students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
A giant ice sculpture stood in the hall announcing #MSDSTRONG. Butterflies have been released from the roof, and a room has been reserved for anyone who needs quiet reflection
The Broward Sheriff's deputies also stood guard at the main entrance.
"The upper class will miss some of its members ̵
The Parkland School had considered taking the promo after the February 14th massacre 17 students and faculty lost their lives, but local businesses donated items and services, helping to reduce costs and reduced ticket prices
The victims included four seniors: Meadow Pollack, Nicholas Dworet, Joaquin Oliver and Carmen Schentrup
The Miami Herald reports that one of Pollack's closest friends, Carley Ogozaly, wore a pink tulle dress with a hold he wore neckline and an open back in the sacrificed teenage honor. She also got a pink French manicure for the occasion.
The girls talked about buying their prom dresses in the hours before the shoot, she said.
"I just wore a simple black dress, but I know Meadow argued with me that it was too easy," Ogozaly said. "I'm wearing this pink glittery thing and I'm doing my nails the way Meadowine would do to make sure Meadow does not miss the prom."
Ogozaly and another friend, Nicolette Miciotta, also signed Pollack's name with a small crown on her left shoulder. Miciotta also wore pink bracelets on her wrist with "Princess Meadow" on it.
Pollack's dad came to see the girls in their skinny limousine. The windows were covered in fuchsia color with the words, "We love you, Meadow."
"I could barely get over here," said Andrew Pollack. "But I am here."