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Jaclyn Corin

Jaclyn Corin is junior class president and one of many who lost a friend during the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Valentine’s Day. She mobilized immediately afterward, planning a trip to Tallahassee for 100 students so they could meet lawmakers days after the massacre and talk about the need for gun control. She hasn’t been quiet since, speaking out passionately about what she feels must happen next.

Despite the difficulty of this moment, Corin has hope. “When I see little elementary schoolers or middle schoolers walking out with us, those visual images, their faces, and their true want for change at such a young age, I wasn't like that,” she tells Teen Vogue. “So that's what gives me hope.”