PARKLAND (CBSMiami) – It’s graduation season in South Florida.READ MORE: Miami-Dade County Mayor Announces New Climate Action Strategy Ahead Of World Conference
On Sunday, the seniors of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School held their commencement ceremony.
It was an especially emotional time for students and family members following the deadly shooting that claimed 17 lives in February.
Four seniors who would have graduated were remembered during the ceremony at the BB&T Center in Sunrise.READ MORE: CBS4 Exclusive: Survivor Has New Outlook On Life After COVID Attacked His Lungs
Nicholas Dworet, Jaquin Oliver, Meadow Pollack and Carmen Schentrup were among the students and teachers murdered on Valentine’s Day.
The school presented diplomas to family members of the slain students.
Meadow Pollack’s brother, Hunter, posted on social media Sunday that he would be accepting his sister’s diploma.
Today, Is the day my sister has been waiting for. Graduation where she would’ve been getting her diploma and be on her way to attend college. This is a sad day, as I will be walking stage to get her diploma for her.
— Hunter Pollack (@PollackHunter) June 3, 2018
Additionally, actor, comedian and late-night talk show host Jimmy Fallon appeared at the ceremony and addressed the students.MORE NEWS: 'They Don't Know The Truth': Ex-School Resource Officer Scot Peterson Defends Actions During Parkland School Shooting
Fallon told the students that their collective voice was being heard across the world.
Congratulations Marjory Stoneman Douglas Class of 2018! You are not just the future – you are the present. Keep changing the world. Keep making us proud. #MSDStrong #YouAreThePresent pic.twitter.com/czvZwezKSt
— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) June 3, 2018