Dec 22, 2018

Parkland survivor David Hogg says he'll attend Harvard in the fall

Parkland shooting survivors

Florida, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Students and activists. David Hogg (second from the right) will attend Harvard. Photo: Larry French/Getty Images for SiriusXM

David Hogg, survivor of the Parkland high school shooting and a prominent gun control activist, announced on Twitter Saturday that he will be attending Harvard University to study political science in the fall.

Details: Hogg graduated from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and took a gap year to register young voters and do work for this year's midterm elections. He has said he plans to run for Congress as soon as he is eligible at age 25, The Hill reports.

The big picture: Hogg and classmates Emma González and Cameron Kasky organized the "March for Our Lives: Road to Change" bus tour this past summer.

  • González is currently a freshman at New College of Florida in Sarasota.
  • Kasky stepped away from March for Our Lives in September, explaining in a Fox News interview that he wanted to take a more understanding approach to political disagreements. He has since started a podcast called "Cameron Knows Nothing.
  • Kyle Kashuv, a pro-gun rights Parkland survivor who has advocated for improving school security by eliminating gun-free zones, revealed on Twitter that he finished first in his class and scored in the 99th percentile on the SAT.

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