Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School teacher Ivy Schamis, right, poses for a photo with Holocaust survivor Leon Schagrin, who lives in Sunrise. Schamis teaches a course about the history of the Holocaust and became friends with Schagrin about five years ago.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School teacher Ivy Schamis, right, poses for a photo with Holocaust survivor Leon Schagrin, who lives in Sunrise. Schamis teaches a course about the history of the Holocaust and became friends with Schagrin about five years ago. Courtesy photo
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School teacher Ivy Schamis, right, poses for a photo with Holocaust survivor Leon Schagrin, who lives in Sunrise. Schamis teaches a course about the history of the Holocaust and became friends with Schagrin about five years ago. Courtesy photo

Martin Vassolo is a general assignment reporter on the Miami Herald’s metro desk. He was a member of the Herald’s reporting team covering the 2018 midterm elections and Florida’s recount. Previously, he worked as a political reporting intern with the Herald and as editor-in-chief of the University of Florida’s student newspaper, The Independent Florida Alligator.