ABOUT SCOTT BEIGEL

Scott Beigel was a teacher. A cross-country coach. A counselor. A son. A brother. An uncle.  A grandchild. A nephew. A cousin. A friend.

He died a hero for his actions at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, where he taught geography and coached cross-country.

For 28 summers camp was Scott’s home away from home.  He first went to camp at the age of seven.  His mother Linda gave him pre-addressed and stamped “fill-in-the-bubble” stationary to send home so he would not have to write letters at rest time.  Scott returned year after year, becoming a beloved counselor and staff member. The summer of 2018 would have been Scott’s 29th consecutive summer at camp.  In 2017, Scott joined the staff of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland FL. where he accepted the positions of ninth-grade geography teacher and cross-country coach.  Teaching, mentoring, guiding and helping children of all ages flourish became Scott’s mission in life.

“He was a hero before he saved these lives. Just as many people who will be talking about Scott would be calling him a hero even if this didn’t occur. Obviously, a tragedy,” Beigel’s sister Melissa Zech said Saturday.

“Scott Beigel wasn’t a hero because he opened the door to his classroom at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that day. He was a hero because he opened doors every day.”

- ESPN MAGAZINE
Truly kind and thoughtful words by President Barack Obama. Thank you for your support!
Letter from Barack Obama

Dear Michael and Linda-

Your son seemed like an extraordinary young man, and Michelle and I grieve alongside you.

We can only imagine the hardship you are going through; hopefully all the wonderful memories can help ease the pain.

We’ll get the details about your fund in his honor. In the meantime, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

-Barack Obama

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Guidance Center Director of Development Lauren McGowan (left) and her husband Michael took part in the 1st Annual Run 4 Beigel, which raised funds for the Scott J. Beigel Memorial Fund. Scott was a native Long Islander who was killed protecting his students during the Parkland shootings. His mother, Linda Beigel Schulman (pictured right) spoke at our 65th Anniversary Gala last year. Congratulations to Lauren and Michael, and to Linda for her tremendous efforts to help keep children and all people safe from gun violence! #Scott J. Beigel Memorial Fund ... See MoreSee Less

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Teachers, students and community members from Half Hollow Hills were proud to participate in the Run 4 Beigel - Long Island 5K Run/Walk, that celebrated the 37th birthday of Hills East alumni Scott Beigel. The run raised money for Scott's memorial foundation that provides scholarships to send underprivileged children touched by gun violence to sleep-away camp. #HHHCSD Scott J. Beigel Memorial Fund ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you HHHTA, all of the teachers, staff and students for your support, kindness and help making the 1st Run 4 Beigel - Long Island such a success....A special shoot out to Richard Haase for EVERYTHING you did for the Scott J. Beigel Memorial Fund

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Scott J. Beigel Memorial Fund

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