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Cavaliers Observe International Day of Peace

Members of Ms. Ross's Apparel I class model Peace Day shirts. Top row: Leah Gibson, Maria Valdes, Lauren Skibbie, Halle Babel, Kalli Karas, Kaitlyn Niday, Avery Bonifati, Tiffany Gomez. Bottom row: Tatiana Council, Savannah D'Angelo, Jordan Curkendall, Ms. Leah Ross, and Lauren Frietag.

CHS Cavaliers celebrated the International Day of Peace for the second year in a row with a series of special events including a soccer game sponsored by the SAVE Club and adviser Ms. Leah Ross. Our varsity women’s soccer team took on the varsity men's team September 20, 2012. All ticket proceeds and a portion of the concession proceeds benefited the Turning Point Domestic Violence Shelter.

Soccer Coach Nelson Garner said, “We are very excited and honored to have played for such a wonderful cause. Both our men's and women's teams have experienced a lot success since our school opened in 2009. Our men's team continues to have high expectations for our current season despite the loss of many prominent players the past year. On the women's side we expect our team to once again be strong and challenge for another state title. Through a good fun competitive match we hope to promote tolerance, unity and sportsmanship while bringing awareness to the problem of domestic violence.”

This is the second annual observance of International Day of Peace at CHS sponsored by the SAVE Club and Ms. Ross. The International Day of Peace is observed September 21 internationally, according to website http://cultureofpeace.org. The Day of Peace is a United Nations initiative that began in 1982. The Culture of Peace website states, “The International Day of Peace, a.k.a. "Peace Day" provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date.”

This website also features a Global Peace Events Map  and a link to the Peace Day Global Broadcast. The site states, “International Day of Peace is also a Day of Ceasefire – personal or political. Take this opportunity to make peace in your own relationships as well as impact the larger conflicts of our time. Imagine what a whole Day of Ceasefire would mean to humankind.”

“Our goal is to raise awareness of violence prevention in our own community and to celebrate the Armed Forces and the good work they do. We’d also like to specially thank Coach Garner and our Booster Club for their participation!” said Ms. Ross.

Click here for more information on the International Day of Peace. Click here for more information on the SAVE Club. Click here for more information on the Turning Point Domestic Violence Shelter.

Written by: Paula White
Posted: Sep 20, 2012 by Paula White

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