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Six Words for Our Country

"Now let's practice what we preach."
To start the year, many SHS students took part in "Six Words for our Country." Using the six-word memoir model that students learned in SMS, students submitted six-word essays, based on this prompt,

"Our U.S. Pledge of Allegiance states we are a nation that is “indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

As we begin a new year, what words can you offer your fellow citizens that might help us return to this ideal? Congratulations to Tori Suarez (9), for winning our "Six Words for our Country" contest! Her winning entry, receiving the most votes from SHS faculty, is:

"Now let's practice what we preach."

Tori wins a signed copy of The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (donated by the SHS IB Diploma Program). Three students earned enough votes to win a $5 gift card to Dunkin Donuts:

Katie Calloway (9)--Fight for the unjust with liberty.
Casey Bolotin (11)--With patience, hard work pays off.
Peyton DiSiena (12)--Freedom knows no bounds, only courage.