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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 2 months a year for the past 28 summers, camp was Scott’s home.  He first came to camp as a reluctant camper whose mother, Linda, gave him prepared fill-in-the-bubble notes to send home to Long Island.  He returned year after year, until he became a beloved staff member and counselor.  The other 10 months of the year Scott couldn’t quite find the same feeling of stability.  That is until the summer of 2017, when the trail from camp led him to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, 1300 miles away in Parkland, FL.  where he took a job as a nineth-grade geography teacher and cross country coach.

“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!

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

LATEST NEWS

2 weeks ago

Scott J. Beigel Memorial Fund

It does not get any better than being surrounded by the MSD cross country team, and being taken by surprised when called up to accept a Varsity letter, pin and certificate for Scott. We could see and feel the love from the team, their parents and the coaches. I know Scott will always be remembered at MSD - From our hearts we THANK YOU EAGLES!!! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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May His Memory Forever Be A Blessing

2 weeks ago

Scott J. Beigel Memorial Fund
At the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Cross Country Awards Banquet, I was thrilled and honored to announce a new scholarship from the University of Florida in Scotts honor.

At the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Cross Country Awards Banquet, I was thrilled and honored to announce a new scholarship from the University of Florida in Scott's honor. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Scott J. Beigel Memorial Fund

Acts of Random Kindness ... See MoreSee Less

 

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RIP.

Republicans cannot do that ! They have no morals, no empathy, and no integrity!

2 months ago

Scott J. Beigel Memorial Fund
On October 23, the Broward County Sports Hall of Fame  honored Scott, Chris and Aaron by awarding them the  Spirit of Sport Award.  Thank you to the Broward Sports Hall of Fame for recognizing the Coaches.Image attachmentImage attachment

On October 23, the Broward County Sports Hall of Fame honored Scott, Chris and Aaron by awarding them the Spirit of Sport Award. Thank you to the Broward Sports Hall of Fame for recognizing the Coaches. ... See MoreSee Less

Watch and Listen to Linda's speech in honor of Scott's birthday. Please share so we can make a change. Thank you ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Xo thinking of you all 💕

Scott, you always made a difference 💝

Beautiful words SHALOM. DEAR SCOTT. SHALOM

I love this photo of Scott. He looks so happy and content! That is because he was with the love of his life, Gwen. She has been cut out of this picture and cut out of his life in all of your speeches. They adored one another and you have chosen to erase that beautiful part of Scott’s life. It is incomprehensible that such a loving, special and very important part of his life lost all meaning to you upon his death. Yes, he was a son, a grandson, a brother, nephew, a cousin. But he was also a man that adored Gwen as much as she adored him. They had a rare, special relationship that should have been celebrated not erased from his story. Thankfully there are many that know and treasure the truth and their relationship will live on in our memories.

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Happy Birthday Scott 🇮🇱

Happy birthday Scott ❤️❤️

Shalom

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