Walking for Peace


Hundreds of members of the district and Village of Freeport community joined Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kishore Kuncham in a three-phase 13.1 mile walk to promote global peace prior to International Non-Violence Day and International Day of Peace. At each phase of the walk, Dr. Kucham was joined by students, parents and community members eager to show their support. Walkers could participate in all or part of the walk, and there were many who walked the entire way.

The purpose of the one-day Smile for Peace – Mile for Peace journey, which also supported breast cancer research, was to demonstrate that everyone can make a difference by promoting peace, healthy lifestyles and quality education.

“By joining in this walk, our community demonstrated their commitment to actively promoting peace starting in Freeport, living a healthy lifestyle and to providing a quality education for all of our children,” said Dr. Kuncham. “It was very gratifying to see so many people give up their free time to join in this important walk for peace in our community.”