Alex L. Schachter

Alex L. Schachter

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PARKLAND, FL, U.S.A.
STUDENT, MUSICIAN, MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS H.S, PARKLAND, FL
02/14/2018, PARKLAND, FL, U.S.A.

Alex Logan Schachter was tragically killed on February 14, 2018 during the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Alex was 14 years old.

Alex was a talented trombone and baritone player in his high school marching band and orchestra, explained Alexander Kaminsky, the school director of bands.

The improvement I witnessed from him was admirable and inspiring,” stated Mr. Kaminsky. “I felt he really had a bright future on the trombone.”

According to friends and family Alex was a sweetheart of a kid! As a freshman, Alex loved the marching band and played the trombone and baritone as part of the Eagle Regiment band – one of the top marching bands in the state of Florida!

He is survived by his heartbroken parents, three siblings, grandparents and countless cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.

A scholarship is being created to help other students experience the joys of music as well as fund increased security at schools. Please help keep Alex’s spirit alive.

Shortly before his death, Alex wrote a poem.

Life Is Like A Roller Coaster
A Free Verse Poem By Alex Schachter
Life is like a roller coaster
It has some ups and downs
Sometimes you can take it slow
Or very fast
It may be hard to breathe at times
But you just have to push yourself
And keep going
Your bar is your safety
It’s like your family and friends
You hold on tight and don’t let go
But sometimes you might throw your hands up
Because your friends and family will always be with you
Just like that bar keeping you safe at all times
It may be too much for you at times
The twists,
The turns,
The upside downs,
But you get back up
And keep chugging along
Eventually it all comes to a stop
You won’t know when
Or how
But you will know that it will be time to get off
And start anew.
Life is like a roller coaster.

 

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