Caleb Sheedy

Last February 14, Nikolas Cruz systematically gunned down 17 of his former classmates at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School as the country watched, helpless, in real time. Locally, then senior Caleb Sheedy was so incensed by what he witnessed coming out of Parkland that he felt compelled to single-handedly organize a New Paltz High School-approved student walkout and march against gun violence, marshaling hundreds to express their concerns peacefully and pointedly. Our Community Hero: Syracuse freshman Caleb Sheedy.