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SCVTHS STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN ANNUAL ANTI-HIB EVENTS

SCVTHS Graphic Communications senior Dylan Galiszewski of North Plainfield is joined by SCVTHS counselors

(left to right): SCVTHS Graphic Communications senior Dylan Galiszewski of North Plainfield
is joined by SCVTHS Substance Abuse Counselor (SAC)/Mental Health Counselor Donna Lenox
and SCVTHS Guidance Counselor Samantha Carter, while he creates his design on the Wall of Peace.

 

On October 21st, the Linkages Department (funded by the New Jersey Department of Children and Families) at Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School (SCVTHS) held an event enabling students to add to the school’s Wall of Peace during all lunch periods.

Students propose their ideas verbally and are monitored by staff as they create their designs. SCVTHS Substance Abuse Counselor (SAC)/Mental Health Counselor Donna Lenox stated, “The wall was started in 2008 and the original concept grew out of a global movement using art to recognize the need for world peace. The statement on the wall reads 'Those who have designed a brick are committed to making a difference by promoting a learning environment of unity, respect, kindness and peace.’ "

The Wall of Peace consists of approximately 450 painted bricks. Each year, as all students and staff are welcome to participate, the wall grows. 

Additionally, students in Ms. Gichan’s Photography classes participated in activities for their annual anti-Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying (HIB) art showcase. Students participated by creating black and white anti-HIB posters. All photos were created using cell phones, as students study “iPhone Photography.” Once the posters were approved, the artwork was displayed  throughout the school’s buildings, hallways and cafeteria for all of SCVTHS to view. Also, because the students are learning on a hybrid schedule, the showcase was put into a slide presentation so it could be shared with the whole school community.

For more information on this story, please contact James Strickhart at (908) 526-8900, x7169 or jstrickhart@scvts.net.