Humble High School Celebrates National Peace One Day
- Written by By Kiersten Kindred
For the national Peace One Day, held Sept. 21, the students of Humble High School (HHS) coordinated various activities on campus to help raise awareness for this national day. In what’s quickly becoming a highly anticipated annual event, students apart of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program rose awareness on campus about Peace One Day through a friendly game of soccer. In its third year, Peace One Day Soccer Match held at the HHS field, helps “the students that organize the event get a better understanding of project management as well as an understanding of the mission of the Peace One Day organization,” stated Amanda Petree, International Baccalaureate Diploma Coordinator at HHS. “The students that play in the soccer match get active and have fun with other students they may not be around every day,” stated Petree. On Peace One Day, held Sept. 21, students dressed in white, at the campus of HHS, gathered in the school common area to take a fun school group photo in the shape of a peace sign. “Getting to see them achieve their goals and be successful in their projects makes it all worthwhile,” said Petree. This Peace One Day project, among many other projects, is created by students participating in the International Baccalaureate Diploma program. Students in this program must fulfill service requirements to succeed in obtaining their IB Diploma. With 44 students in the program, 16 of these students “were active in bringing Peace One Day, and the Peace One Day Soccer Match, to life at HHS this year,” stated Petree. Peace One Day is an annual day observed for individuals to participate in a nation wide action for their community. This day serves as a tool for individuals/ organizations to fulfill impactful work. Peace One Day founder Jeremy Gilley’s goal is to have billions of people to take part in Peace One Day. With standards set high, Peace Day 2013 is set to bigger than before and will help to set long-term peace around the world. To learn more about this national day, visit peaceoneday.org.