Fortune Puts Parkland Students at Top of List of ‘World’s Greatest Leaders’

Fortune magazine put the Parkland student survivors at the top of their list of “world’s greatest leaders.”

Since the shooting these students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have been protesting gun violence. Fortune magazine recognized their efforts on their annual list.

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Per The Hill:

“If 2018 becomes the year that the United States finally begins to tackle its disease of gun violence—an epidemic that steals nearly 100 American lives every day — it will be due not to the good sense of elected officials, but rather to the courage, tenacity, and sheer eloquence of students like Emma González, who bore witness to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shootings with an unforgettable speech, and long moment of silence, at the March for Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C.,” the magazine’s essay stated.

Fortune also recognized the work of other student activists, particularly those who are combatting everyday gun violence.

The magazine highlighted Naomi Wadler, the 11-year-old who last month spoke about the shooting deaths of African-Americans at the March for Our Lives, and Nza-Ari Khepra, who has founded two anti-gun violence efforts.

The Parkland survivors have emerged as vocal advocates for gun control in the weeks since the mass shooting at their school that left 17 people dead.

They organized the March for Our Lives in D.C. last month, which was attended by hundreds of thousands of people and sparked sister events in cities across the world.

Meanwhile, Kyle Kashuv is a Parkland student who is fighting in favor of gun rights. He’s right in the middle of the debate, but is not getting nearly the recognition of his anti-gun classmates. The 16-year-old junior is really into playing video games, such as Fortnite, when he’s not studying for his Advanced Placement classes. He’s been to Washington, met President Trump and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thompson. Kashuv has also been on Fox News multiple times.

He took a shot at keyboard warrior classmate David Hogg.

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