Alumni News

Deerfield student honored at annual Peacemaker Awards

Jennifer Hammond – May 15, 2015
Photo Credit: David Rainville/The Recorder

Photo Credit: David Rainville/The Recorder

“GREENFIELD — Traprock Center for Peace and Justice Director Sarah Pirtle says the Peacemaker Award recognizes not only the students, but also the families, teachers and mentors that help and inspire them to do good things.

“We look forward to this night all year,” Pirtle said at the awards ceremony at Greenfield Community College on Thursday.

The awards were founded in 2000 by Traprock and the Interfaith Council of Franklin County, to shed a positive light on area youths at a time when school violence was making headlines nationwide after the Columbine shooting.

This year, more than a dozen area students were honored for their community contributions in the annual Peacemaker Awards…”

Read about Jade Basem ’15 and her work with Big Brothers Big Sisters at Deerfield Academy in the May 14, 2015 Greenfield Recorder article “Local Teens honored at annual Peacemaker Awards” by David Rainville.