Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students give impassioned speeches in Tallahassee

Students bring message of change to state lawmakers

This is a bird's eye view of the rally to reform gun laws outside the old Florida Capitol building in Tallahassee, Feb. 21, 2018. (Pam Weston)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School spoke about their commitment to enact a change to the nation's gun laws, one week to the day after the mass shooting at their Parkland school.

Eight students gave individual speeches after meeting with lawmakers in Tallahassee.

Each student spoke about how they were personally affected by the tragedy and how they intend to make a difference so that no other students have to endure what they did.

Here is what each student had to say.

Lorenzo Prado

Ryan Deitsch

Alfonso Calderon

Sarah Chadwick

Sofie Whitney

Delaney Tarr

Dimitri Hoth

Tanzil Philip

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