To celebrate the International Day of Peace, Model UN (MUN) invited student leaders from Dana Hall's affinity-based clubs and organizations to join them in hosting a “Wishes for Peace” activity. On Wednesday, September 20, students, faculty and staff were asked to write their wishes and aspirations for the world on small paper doves and then attach them to a larger dove, made by Visual Arts Department Head Michael Frassinelli.
The International Day of Peace was established by a unanimous United Nations vote in 1981. On September 21, people around the globe engage in activities and events with the intention of creating a culture of true peace.
As Dana Hall was closed in recognition of Rosh Hashanah on September 21, student leaders opted to host the event a day early. More than 350 people participated in this event, held during lunch. Student representatives from MUN, SHADES, Kesher, Salaam, Fusion, Bridge and ISA helped to make this activity possible, demonstrating their commitment to the International Day of Peace theme for 2017: Together for Peace.
"I love playing basketball at Dana. Our team is really like a family, and we’ve grown so much over the three years I’ve been on the team. My freshman year I never would have thought that we would be able to win the EIL league, but this past winter we did! What makes the team so great is how we look out for each other on and off the court. My teammates are my biggest supporters and it’s always great when we get to welcome new members onto the team. I can’t wait to be captain next year."