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Meadow Pollack, killed in Parkland, was a star with ‘a smile like sunshine’

Meadow Pollack, 18, was a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who planned to attend Lynn University after graduation.
Meadow Pollack, 18, was a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who planned to attend Lynn University after graduation.

On Feb. 13, the day before she was gunned down during the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, 18-year-old Meadow Pollack, a senior, posted two tweets that proved she was already preparing herself for life after graduation.

“Time to get my s--- together,” one tweet read. “I’ve been down tooooo long,” read another.

On her social media accounts, Meadow, who planned to attend Lynn University in Boca Raton in the fall, came across as a confident, sassy girl who valued her family and her friends.

“Nothing makes me happier than my grandma and her smile,” the teen wrote in a 2015 post, sharing a photo of herself as she embraced her beaming grandmother, Evelyn Silverberg Pollack.

Another post is a screenshot of a humorous text conversation between Meadow and her mother in which the girl asked her mom why she loved her daughter since she was always asking her mom for money.

“This is just unimaginable to think I will never see my princess again,” her father, Andrew Pollack, told a crowd of hundreds of friends and relatives who gathered on Feb. 16 to mourn his daughter.

On Dec. 16, 2017, Meadow tweeted a photo of herself at the beach staring contemplatively into the ocean with the tag: “Me thinking about my future.”

A GoFundMe page to support Meadow’s mother, Shara Kaplan, a real estate agent for Coldwell Banker, had raised $93,000 only five days after it had been posted.

Rabbi Brad Boxman, who presided over the funeral ceremony, remembered Meadow as a star with “a smile like sunshine.”

These are the victims of the devastating school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 14, 2018.

Rene Rodriguez: 305-376-3611, @ReneMiamiHerald

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