Dwyane Wade surprises Stoneman Douglas students, says they 'inspired' him

08 March, 2018, 01:49 | Author: Terri Saunders
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This week's Metro Timescover girl - MI native, and U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos - visited Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. today, three weeks after a gunman killed 17 people during a Valentine's Day shooting. One of the victims, 17-year-old Joaquin Oliver, was buried in a Wade jersey - a move that left the Heat superstar emotional upon hearing about it. Wednesday marked a return to normalcy at the Parkland, Fla., school, as it was the first full day with regular class schedules since the February 14 mass shooting. I just wanted to come and say I'm inspired by all of you.

Stoneman Douglas students shared Wade's visit on social media, with one student saying, "D WADE JUST CAME TO DOUG".

"As someone out here in the public eye I'm proud to say I'm from this state because of you guys and because of the future of this world".

Wade later wrote on Twitter that he had a "great conversation" with students about "some important/impactful things that they have planned".

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Wade surprised students Wednesday with a visit during their lunch period.

"It's way BIGGER than basketball".

Previously, Wade wore sneakers Saturday during a game against the Pistons with "Joaquin Oliver" written on the side. "But we need to help elevate those opportunities and make sure people know there are solutions that can be engaged immediately".

Student Diego Pfeiffer posted a picture of Wade being escorted through the school and thanked Wade "for casually dropping by our school and causing a stampede in the cafeteria". In that game, Wade scored 15 of Miami's final 17 points in Miami's 102-101 victory. "I gave Dwyane Wade a hug from Guac and told him how much he loved him!"



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