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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

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The Old Westbury Golf and Country Club held its annual Charity Weekend honoring Scott. There are not enough words to express our gratitude. ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

Scott J. Beigel Memorial Fund

It's been 177 days since the Parkland school shooting. Teacher Scott Beigel, from Dix Hills, would still be alive if there was a law like Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Red Flag Bill. With Scott's parents, sister, and niece, we dedicate this street to him. It’s time for common sense gun reform. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Beautiful tribute of love

1 month ago

Scott J. Beigel Memorial Fund

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We are thrilled and honored to announce that the Lt Governor of New York, Kathy Hochul, will be joining us August 11 at 2pm at the street dedication ceremony taking place to honor Scott. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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A True American Hero

2 months ago

Scott J. Beigel Memorial Fund

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A well deserved honor.

For everyone who was not able to attend, please listen to Linda's speech at the March for Our Lives Rally against Gun Violence in Huntington, NY on July 29, 2018 in its entirety. PLEASE SHARE ... See MoreSee Less

 

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RIP Scott.

RIP Scott, Jamie and all the other innocent victims of Parkland and all the other senseless killings. This has to stop!

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