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Nicholas Dworet died February 14, 2018 in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida. He was 17.

Nicholas was a captain of the school's swim team, winning first-place honors in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle at the 2017 Broward County Athletic Association swimming and diving championships.

"He dreamed of making the Olympic swim team," the Dworet family said in a statement. "He believed he could accomplish anything as long as he tried his best."

The Sun-Sentinel quoted one of Nicholas's teammates, Guillermo Barrios: "He was very positive and a very cheerful person. He was always trying to encourage people to push themselves to the limit. He was very dedicated and determined with swimming, and he was a very kind person."

The Miami Herald reports that Nicholas had received a swimming scholarship to the University of Indianapolis.

Legacy mourns all those who died at Stoneman Douglas.
Published in Sun-Sentinel on Feb. 16, 2018.
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July 3, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Lorelai Jensen
February 29, 2020
Rest in peace, buddy. You were too young to die....
Alexander
December 29, 2019
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
December 29, 2019
Brian Ortiz
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December 29, 2019
Brian Ortiz
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December 29, 2019
Brian Ortiz
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December 29, 2019
Brian Ortiz
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December 29, 2019
Smiley Potato
Brian Ortiz
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December 29, 2019
Brian Ortiz
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December 29, 2019
Nicholas,You're The Best And Ive Been Laughing And Thinking About You!!! You'll Be Missed This is Sincerely,Brian Michael Ortiz
Brian Ortiz
Significant_other
August 19, 2019
As you remember your beloved one, may the God of peace give you comfort and peace in every way. May you find strength from the love and care that surrounds you and comfort in the memories that you shared. Please accept my sincere condolences.
July 28, 2019
Rest in Peace
Helge Schneider
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June 14, 2019
May you Rest In Peace.
Jessica S
Significant_other
March 27, 2019
Rest In Peace
December 2, 2018
I swam for Nick today. Your words touched my heart. I am sure he was watching from above and smiling down upon you.
Kathy
May 25, 2018
You and your family are thought of, every day. We met briefly during your more immediate time of mourning, and it was readily apparent what a graceful, warm, loving family produced such remarkable young adults and individuals of the world. Such a blessing for you to have each other in your lives. Nicholas was remarkable and he was cut from the cloth. Love and Light to you, your beautiful family, and to Nicholas who will always be your son and your shining star, right there with you.
N. Gentile
May 14, 2018
May you find peace in knowing what an amazing and caring son you raised. I am so saddened that you only had him on this Earth for such a short time. He will always be remembered.
April 24, 2018
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Cindy Johnson
April 12, 2018
Deborah Marquez
March 23, 2018
Rest easy
Brandon Iglesias
March 9, 2018
My best friend in the world nothing was better then talking to nick he treated me like an little sister my best friend and the worst was getting that calll that he was gone I thought I was going to pass out and die myself I can't believe what people are going through I haven't smiled can't cry every time I know nick would want me to be happy want me to tell someone how I am feeling I just won't find an brother like that ❤❤
Madi Sibert
March 7, 2018
There are no words that can be expressed to the senseless loss of such a fine young man who was such a kind and caring individual who had a promising future ahead of him. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with Nicholas's family, friends, and teammates who have lost such a fine young man.
Dan DeQuoy
March 7, 2018
My deepest condolences to the family. May the God of compassion, comfort the family during the loss of your beloved one. May the beautiful moments forever live in your hearts. My sincere and heartfelt prayers are with the family.
Mrs. Andrews
March 3, 2018
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.But Nicholas is in better place now .
Sarah Acosta
March 3, 2018
My heart is continuously breaking for your family, Daria and friends. There are no words to express my deepest sympathy for your incredible loss. Just know that your son has touched so many people, I did not know Nick or the family. But his smile and story and love of life have touched me. #Swim4Nick....I would hope that one of the 2020 Olympic Swim Team Members will swim, not only in honor of their country, but in honor of your son Nick. #swim4Nick
Kristin W.
February 28, 2018
My deepest condolences for losing your loved one in such a tragedy. The God of justice promises at Isaiah 2:4 He will render judgment among the nations and set matters straight respecting many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning shears.' To get rid of implements of destruction.
February 27, 2018
I've never met Nicholas, but despite this, I want to send my condolences out to his family and friends. From what I've read, you were a very talented individual. You had a dream that you wanted to achieve. Unfortunately it was cut short...but we will always remember you, Nicholas.
Jordan Wook
Friend
February 26, 2018
I'm sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences, hope you are comforted by this few words. you will be able to see Nicholas again.(ACt 24:15) I will keep the whole family in my prayers.
C W
February 24, 2018
S Rose
February 24, 2018
My heart and prayers go out to the family of Nicholas. Such a tragic loss of life taken too soon. I pray for peace in your hearts, healing for your souls, mercy for the days that seem unbearably difficult and for love and support to surround you in the moments when you feel overwhelmed with sadness and emptiness. Just breath, take one day at a time ... embrace the memories of Nicholas. (Jeremiah 29:11) Pray for a new tomorrow when life will not be burdened with tragedies such as this but all will live in peaceful unity.
Kathe
February 24, 2018
To the family,
My deepest condolences in the passing of Nicholas. Please find comfort in the words found at Psalms 37:10, 11: "Just a little while longer, and the wicked will be no more; You will look at where they were, And they will not be there. But the meek will possess the earth, And they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace." Soon the earth will become a global paradise. Nicholas and all were killed will receive life during this time. "You will be with me in Paradise. (Luke 23:43)
Phyllis Watson
February 23, 2018
My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Nicholas Dworet. May the precious memories of the time spent together help ease the pain of your loss. Look to the God of comfort for strength and comfort during this difficult time.
Tangela S
February 23, 2018
To Nicholas's family and friends. We can't even imagine the pain of heart you're experiencing right now. Praying that our dear God will comfort and soothe the many flood of emotions at this unimaginable time. (Psalm 94:19) In our thoughts and prayers always.
February 23, 2018
I'm so sorry for your loss. Only our heavenly Father truly understands the pain and grief you're experiencing now. May He be your source of comfort and hope. ~Psalms 69:29
Shelby
February 23, 2018
My heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time
JOY HUGGETT
February 23, 2018
Very sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort be with the family today and in the days ahead. 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17
February 22, 2018
tiffany hamilton
February 22, 2018
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Bridget Taylor
February 21, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Amanda Annen
February 21, 2018
nick and i met on instagram 2 years ago and immediately started messaging each other. he helped me through so much and it hurts that hes gone. i havent slept since i heard the news. nobody understood me like he did. he always know what to say to make me smile. my mood always changed once i got a message from him. he made me so happy.
Morgan Waibel
Friend
February 21, 2018
A handsome young man gone way to soon. May God give peace and comfort now and days ahead. In my thoughts and prayers!
Darlene Stone
February 20, 2018
So sorry for the loss of your son Nicholas. Hope his memory lives through you. May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Our deepest condolence.
Alice & Larry Kruger
February 20, 2018
God cares so much about us, and when we hurt He hurts. Isaiah 63:9
K F
February 20, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. There are no words to express the sorrow I feel. My prayers are with you.
Judie Volpe
February 20, 2018
I am sorry Nicholas dworet rest in peace buddy

David Rowland
Friend
February 20, 2018
May God embrace your family with love and strength! Praying for all of you who loved this wonderful young man who is now with God!
Debbie Libby
February 20, 2018
I'm truly sorry for the loss of your son and in such a tragic event. Your family is in my thoughts at this time along with the rest of the families affected on February 14th. Turn to God in prayer for strength at this dark hour in your lives
February 20, 2018
I am so sorry nicholas Dorset rest in peace buddy
February 20, 2018
Rest In Peace sweet angel . Prayers for your family. I am heartbroken and sorry for such a huge loss .
Mother
February 19, 2018
Prayers for the family at this difficult time.
Psalms 65:2
A Mother.
February 19, 2018
God has himself another angel
Sharon Parsons
February 19, 2018
Rest among the Angels
The Brown Family
February 19, 2018
Det finns inga ord ...ni finns i våra tankar o hjärtan
February 19, 2018
Annika...You were the first Swede I met when I moved to the US. I am at a loss for words. My deepest condolences to you and your family.
Maria Maxwell
Acquaintance
February 19, 2018
Rest in Peace Nick, heaven has gained another angel
Dina Belafqih
February 19, 2018
Vila i frid. Finner inga ord.
Malin Savland
February 19, 2018
Annika med familj. Jag beklagar den oerhört smärtsamma förlusten av din/er son och bror. Så orättvist och helt fel att din son ska behöva mista sitt liv såhär. Jag såg att du var från Nora, Västmanland och jag är själv från Sala, Västmanland, bara 2 timmar emellan, så du som jag är uppväxt i en trygg liten stad i Sverige... Tänker på er i denna stund och sänder styrka och stöd. Varma kramar/Carina
Carina Palmqvist
Acquaintance
February 19, 2018
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Jean Bloom Smith
February 19, 2018
So sorry for your loss. There are no words.
Susan Sharp
February 19, 2018
Annika and family-

My heart is truly broken for you. I see Nicholas picture and I see both of his parents. You raised a kind, compassionate young man. Through your unbearable grief please remember how amazing he was, and all because of the values you instilled in him. He will always and forever be in your heart. Your angel has wings and will always watch over you and wrap you in warm hugs when you least expect it.
Shannon M
February 19, 2018
May the love of friends and, family carry you through your grief.
February 19, 2018
Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this difficult time.. praying your other son that he Recovers quickly
Todd & Teresa Wolosh
Acquaintance
February 19, 2018
I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers to the family. God be with you now and the days ahead during this most difficult time.
Darlene Stone
February 19, 2018
So sorry for your loss.
Mirja Tatum
February 19, 2018
Nick brought such inspiration and kindness! Always cheering Avery (and everyone on). We have deep condolences for the family. You raised a great young man with much to be so proud of.
Jeanette McKinney
Acquaintance
February 19, 2018
Into paradise may angels guide you.
Catherine Migliano
February 19, 2018
Sorry for the loss of your beautiful child
The Ditto Family
February 19, 2018
Annika vi är I samma FB grupp Svenskar i USA. Tänker på dig och de dina I denna ofattbara situation. Många kramar Jenny Ravenscroft
Jenny Ravenscroft
February 19, 2018
My deepest sympathy.
Ingela Oginsky
February 19, 2018
Kära Annika, jag är också med i samma FB grupp som du. Vi tänker mycket på er och beklagar förlusten av er älskade son.
Christina och Peter Magnusson
February 19, 2018
Vila i frid....
Raimond Johansson
February 19, 2018
Jag beklagar sorgen det djupaste. Vila i frid Nicholas.
Lena Kagedal
February 18, 2018
Annika, vi är i samma FB grupp. Mina tankar är med dig och din familj, så otroligt hemskt. Jag beklagar sorgen.
Pia Rosell-Koseoglu
February 18, 2018
Annika, vi är i samma fb grupp. Jag deltar i er djupa sorg.
Linda Sandström
February 18, 2018
Vila i frid
Viktoria Daniels
February 18, 2018
My deepest sympathy for your family, I am so sorry. ♥
Karin Landstrom
February 18, 2018
Our Deepest Sympathy to you and your family.
Our Heart and Prayers are with you all. May God help you find comfort and healing through this difficult time. God please hear me and heal the hearts of the families that have lost their loved ones in this horrible act. God please hear me and please wrap them in your love and give them strength and the faith to heal. God please hear me... Amen



Love and Faith
February 18, 2018
sandra lopez
February 18, 2018
Annika, vi är i samma FB grupp för svenskar i USA. Jag saknar ord att uttrycka min sorg över denna fruktansvärda tragedi. Jag tänker på dig och din familj.
Suzana Roclord
February 18, 2018
may the love and support surrounding you bring you some comfort in this difficult time. Please God the strength and fortitude of the surviving students ensure this never happens again. From your Canadian neighbour.
Sally Woods
February 18, 2018
Dear Nick,
I have found out about you when it was too late to tell you how amazing I think you are. You were hard-working, positive and loving young man and I admire you for that. Your story inspires me the most. When I've found out about you I was crying all night and I couldn't sleep until 5 in the morning. I have read a lot of good things about you. You were always smiling, you were friendly and a good person. And it's amazing to see how much you loved your girlfriend. God bless you. You made me believe there are good people in this world. Thank you!

For family, friends and Daria. There are no words to tell you how sorry I am and I wish I could take away your pain. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Just know that I am thinking about you. May the god of peace comfort you.
Lucija
February 18, 2018
My son is a swimmer and we remember Nicholas from high school and club meets..a face you don't forget and a phenomenal swimmer.

We pray that the God brings the family strength , comfort and peace. Our deepest sympathies.

Rest in Peace Nicholas.
Debbie Lorenz
February 18, 2018
My deepest condolences to Mitch and his family.
Mike McNerney
February 18, 2018
My deepest sympathy to the Dworet Family
Nicholas was a wonderful young man. My heart and prayers are with you all.
Beth Austin
February 18, 2018
My sincere condolences to the family of Nicholas. There are never the right words to say when a family loses someone in death. Please know that our God of all comfort and peace will be with you and is with you at this time of need. Gone too soon. I am so so sorry. My prayers are with you all.
C Singletary
February 18, 2018
May the Lord Bless you with His Mercy and Grace as you walk this difficult road. His Comfort is deep and lasting; Scripture tells us over and over, especially in the Psalms.
Ellie Eklund
February 18, 2018
Praying for peace and comfort to the family and friends of Nicholas.
Susan Havelka
February 18, 2018
I will always remember Nicholas' confidence ~ as well as his smile. You are in our prayers and hearts forever!
Kathryn McCullough
Teacher
February 18, 2018
I will never forget such a kindhearted individual. It almost seemed as though every weekend Nicholas would come into me saying, "I ran a 5K this weekend!" I thought he was kidding until he came in again saying that he ran in another event and that was it... Nicholas was literally off and running to continue to beat his personal best! I knew from that point on that he'd have an amazing track record in front of him. I am brokenhearted that his life has been stopped short, but I am grateful for the year I spent with him during his second grade studies. I absolutely love knowing that his athletic career continued on into high school and that it even landed him a scholarship for college. So proud of you Nicholas! Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Dworet for sharing your son with me for even a small part of his education, for he brightened up our day - everyday. I will continue to hold his happy, kind, intelligent, curious, funny, and friendly demeanor in my heart for always. He was a joy and pleasure to be around and will be remembered forever.
Kathryn McCullough
Teacher
February 18, 2018
Nick,

I'm a law student from Tbilisi, Caucasia, 10000 miles away from you. It was midnight here, when I heard about the shooting.
I couldn't sleep that night and even though I've not been religious last time, I was praying with all my heart hoping you would be found safe.

I'm sorry you had to go through this.... I'm sorry I heard about you this way...
I just wanted to say that your life reminded me something I knew at 17 but forgot later. You reminded me to smile more often, to set high goals and never give up on my dreams. Thank you for that.

Now everytime I smile, I remember you.
Everytime I do something on the way of my goals, I remember you.

You could do so much more.... But what you already did is enough for me to remember you whole my life.

I don't know what else to say, Nick.
In the memory of people who knows and loves you, you will always be young, strong-minded, kind and beautiful... You'll always be "swim daddy"... You'll always be a captain.

Thank you again and goodbye, Champion..
Sophy Menabdishvili
February 18, 2018
Our sons are swimmers...there truly are no words.
Rebecca
February 17, 2018
Please accept my deepest condolences for your unimaginable loss. He was a beautiful young man. Now he is a beautiful angel...there are no words to express what we feel, even though most of us did not know him.
May you find comfort at this time.
Susan Weiss
February 17, 2018
Im a freshman high school at Cornerstone Baptist Academy in Indianapolis, Indiana. My school, church, and family are praying for the Dworet family and the rest of the families affected by this tragedy, we pray that the Dworet family heals and obtains peace in their hearts in such a hard time as this. Stay strong and heal, Eagles!
Asael Gonzalez
February 17, 2018
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
February 17, 2018
Such an amazing young man with an engaging smile!
May God bring comfort to the family, friends and loved ones of Nicholas Dworet.
The Webers
February 17, 2018
Nicholas,
I only know of you through this tragedy. My heart goes out to you, your family, and your friends. May you rest Peacefully at God's side now, and may your families & friends receive the Blessing of peace and strength to get through this, the most difficult time in their lives right now, knowing that in the days and weeks ahead, although much too difficult to see now, the pain will always be there, but life will get a little bit easier for them, with support, and most of all, with love. I'm so sorry this had to happen to all of you. These are my own personal thoughts and words from my heart, and I will be placing my words on each of the pages of the 17 lives that were lost.
Rest Peacefully, Nicholas.
Respectfully, Lisa Evans
Lisa Evans
February 17, 2018
I am a University Professor in England, and my heart and prayers goes out to Nicholas' family and friends. He showed the best in Americans, a people and country I love dearly! I will never forget him!
God Bless and be strong!
Simon Davies
February 17, 2018
Please accept my Deepest Sympathies
Scott Chamberland
February 17, 2018
Annika, vi har så många saker i sammet - svenska mammor, simmar mammor och även vänner i gemenskap ... ja vad kan man säga ... absolut ingenting ... kramar till dig och din familj ... ❤ Cecilia ifrån Saint Louis via Los Angeles ifrån Kullavik
Cecilia Henriksen
Friend
February 17, 2018
I am soooooo sorry for your loss. it is especially sad that he wanted to become an Olympic swimmer, but never got to see it happen
Mauro Bobadilla
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