Sawyer Garrity & Andrea Pena
After tragedy struck Parkland, Florida’s Marjory Stone Douglas High School in February of 2018, many of the students turned grief into action. For Sawyer and Andrea, they immediately wrote a song “Shine” in memory of their fallen classmates. The girls performed their song during the CNN Town Hall meeting and during the March for our Lives march in Washington D.C. Shine MSD was born to raise relief funds for victims and their families and provide mental health programs centered around the arts at Stoneman Douglas High School. Shine MSD recognizes the power of healing through artistic expression, and the positive impact the arts has in inspiring hope and unity in the aftermath of tragedy.
"...even though we went through the darkest of times, we are hear and we are hopefully going to shine a light to a brighter future" -Sawyer Garrity & Andrea Pena