By Angela Castronova
On Saturday, March 24, I attended the March For Our Lives event in Manhattan in support of those students and teachers who lost their lives in the school shooting in Florida.
As a high school student, I am not a particularly political person and the idea of such rallies usually scared me. However, this cause moved me and I felt very emotionally attached to these students and teachers.
Since these students were my age and these teachers were like the ones around me everyday, I felt connected to them and felt compelled to attend the event in order to fight for a cause I strongly believed in.
At the march, I was surrounded by so many people my age who felt empowered to make a change much like I did. As a Christian it is very important to love others and proclaim joy and hope.
United In Our Faith
I was filled with pride for my fellow students who attended this event to advocate for a hopeful and safer future.We showed love and sympathy for those who lost their lives even though we never knew them.
In a time where there is so much bad in the world, we all need to come together and unite in our faith and that’s the feeling I got at the march. It left me with a drive to get involved and fight for what I believe in.
Angela Castronova is a senior at St. Francis Preparatory H.S., Fresh Meadows.