Drama Teacher From Marjory Stoneman Douglas High To Receive Special Tony Award
(Broward County, FL) — A drama teacher who saved students’ lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida is being honored with a special Tony Award. The Tony Awards announced Thursday that Melody Herzfeld will be awarded the Excellence in Theatre Education Award at the 72nd annual ceremony. It’s set for June 10th in New York City. Herzfeld barricaded more than 60 students into a small classroom during the February 14th shooting at the school. Several of her drama students have played significant roles in organizing the March for Our Lives demonstration and other events promoting gun reform in the wake of the shooting. The Tonys and Carnegie Mellon University hands out the award every year to recognize theater teachers in kindergarten through 12th grade who make an impact on students’ lives.
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