Pole Serves Peaceful Purpose at May Moore


English as a New Language students at May Moore dedicated a “peace pole” to the school in a March 11 ceremony, unveiling the large pole with the phrase “May Peace Prevail on Earth” written in all 11 languages spoken by the students – Bangla, Chinese, English, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Persian, Spanish, Tagalog, Turkish, Urdu and Vietnamese.

The Peace Pole Project is an international initiative, spreading a worldwide message of peace to unify people of all nationalities and languages through these tall symbols of hope.

Moore’s ENL students sang and spoke in their native languages during the half-hour ceremony in the school gymnasium, which was attended by classmates, teachers, central administration and parents. The children placed flags on the stage representing 15 different world nations before the event came to a close.

“The purpose of the ceremony is to alert students to the importance of peace and to bring together a diverse body of students in this mission,” said ENL teacher Ashley Lovett.