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Parkland Students Bring Audience To Tears At 2018 Tony Awards

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Parkland Students Bring Audience To Tears At 2018 Tony Awards
Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School performed "Seasons of Love" from the musical "Rent" during Sunday's ceremony.
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One of the most talked about moments from the 2018 Tony Awards didn't involve any Broadway stars. 

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, received a standing ovation Sunday after their tear-jerking performance of "Seasons of Love" from the musical "Rent."

Their drama teacher, Melody Herzfeld, was honored with a Tony award for excellence in theater education during the ceremony. 

Herzfeld and 65 of her students hid inside her office for hours during a Feb. 14 shooting at the school that left 17 people dead.  

The award Herzfeld received is given each year to a K-12 educator "who has demonstrated monumental impact on the lives of students." She also received $10,000 for her theater department. 

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN