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Parkland Students Bask in Pulitzer Mention: ‘They Took Us Seriously’

As 3 p.m. approached on Monday, the editors of The Eagle Eye student newspaper at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., huddled around their adviser’s desk for the announcement of this year’s Pulitzer Prizes.

They watched not as journalism groupies, but as award contenders.

In an unusual move, the staff had submitted an entry to the most prestigious of journalism prizes for coverage of the mass shooting at their school, including a special memorial issue devoted entirely to 17 detailed obituaries honoring the classmates, teachers and coaches they lost on Feb. 14, 2018.