Katie Silverman, a student at the University of Texas at Dallas, remembered the victims of Parkland, Florida shooting by painting the Spirit Rocks at the university. The Spirit Rocks are big rocks that individuals students and student organizations can paint messages.
Katie Silverman, a student at the University of Texas at Dallas, remembered the victims of Parkland, Florida shooting by painting the Spirit Rocks at the university. The Spirit Rocks are big rocks that individuals students and student organizations can paint messages. Courtesy Katie Silverman
Katie Silverman, a student at the University of Texas at Dallas, remembered the victims of Parkland, Florida shooting by painting the Spirit Rocks at the university. The Spirit Rocks are big rocks that individuals students and student organizations can paint messages. Courtesy Katie Silverman

Diane Smith, a graduate from the University of Texas at Austin, has been a reporter for the Star-Telegram since 1997. Smith, who has covered municipal government, immigration and education, has won multiple awards for reporting, most recently as part of a Star-Telegram team recognized by the Headliners Foundation of Texas for coverage of child abuse and Fort Worth’s Las Vegas Trail area.