Around Town: Students stand up for peace
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Sep 27, 2012 | 3055 views | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Madison Chastain adds to a chalk mural on the quad that students contributed to throughout the day. Courtesy of Kimball High yearbook staff
Madison Chastain adds to a chalk mural on the quad that students contributed to throughout the day. Courtesy of Kimball High yearbook staff
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Joel Smith, a member of the human rights class at Kimball High School, hammers in one of hundreds of pinwheels made by Kimball students for the school’s International Day of Peace on Friday, Sept. 21. Courtesy of Kimball High yearbook staff
Joel Smith, a member of the human rights class at Kimball High School, hammers in one of hundreds of pinwheels made by Kimball students for the school’s International Day of Peace on Friday, Sept. 21. Courtesy of Kimball High yearbook staff
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Kimball High students took part the International Day of Peace on Friday, Sept. 21, celebrated for the second time in as many years.

Pinwheels placed around the campus were covered with images and words that represented a visual statement about peace, tolerance and cooperation.

Led by students in the communications pathway, Kimball High students and teachers blanketed the campus with peace-themed artwork, wrote letters of appreciation to members of the U.S. military and learned about Nobel Peace Prize winners and ways to oppose bullying.

Moments of silence marked Friday’s lunch periods, the choir performed, and a student addressed his assembled classmates about the meaning of peace. Kimball High School first observed the International Day of Peace in 2011. It was established by the United Nations in 1981.
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LAM75
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October 01, 2012
To me, it looks like a flash from the 1960's, but I am NOT at all against this action. I think it is wonderful for them to spread the message that love and caring for others is 100% better than war and even bullying.

I just wish the world, especially countries from the Middle East, could be a part of this today and everyday.



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