2016-17 Peace Pole Winners announced!

March 14, 2017

Peace Poles are awarded to Broward District schools for various categories. Winners are announced as followed:

Poster Contest Winners:
Artwork from the following students has been selected to be used for the 2017-18 Choose Peace Campaign

  • Falcon Cove Middle School: Poster Entries by Gabriella Faria, and Jin Kwon, - Ms. Regina Dempsey - 7th & 8th Grade
  • Lakeside Elementary School: Poster Entries by Melenie E. Peralta - Ms. Pipitone and Daniella Miranda, Mrs Layne  - 3rd Grade 

Choose Peace Week Activities Outstanding Participation:

  • Hawks Bluff Elementary School 
  • South Plantation High School

Anti-Bullying Week:      

  • Riverside Elementary School

A Peace Pole is a monument that displays the message "May Peace Prevail on Earth” in 4 languages. More than 200,000 have been planted around the world in over 190 countries. The idea for peace poles was conceived after WWII in Japan. The poles are handcrafted by The World Peace Sanctuary  in Wassaic, NY, the Intl. home/headquarters of the foundation. The foundation has offices around the world. Peace poles are in many prominent places including the United Nations, the Pentagon and the Peace Palace in Den Hague. Choose Peace/Stop Violence and BCPS DPI Dept. have awarded 28 Peace Poles in our district since 2010. The Choose Peace Initiative’s work in Broward County was awarded with the 2016 Culture of Peace Award  by the foundation. Find out more here

Congratulation to this year’s winners!