Peace in Port Jefferson

Peace in Port Jefferson photo

The Port Jefferson School District celebrated the International Day of Peace through activities sponsored by the Earl L. Vandermeulen High School Student Organization.

As part of the observance, Student Organization members decorated school hallways, lockers and classrooms with messages of peace and shared music with positive, peaceful themes that was broadcast over the loudspeaker between classes.

Visual arts students districtwide worked collaboratively to create artwork centered around the idea of togetherness and world peace. They worked in a variety of mediums including acrylics, watercolors, colored pencils, pastels and ink to depict Tibetan mandala designs, pin wheels for peace, sunflowers from observation, and symbols representative of peace.

With an opportunity to be selected for display at the Suffolk County Executive Offices, some of the students’ works were submitted to the annual Shanti Fund Peace Art competition.