Celebration of a Dream

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In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, students and staff at New Visions participated in the annual Peace Award ceremony, which included a slate of inspirational choral performances and facts about Dr. King’s life.

The program was designed to not only educate students about the impact Dr. King had in shaping the virtues of leadership and peace, but to also recognize students who embody those characteristics on a daily basis. Following performances by students in each grade level, fourth-grader Christopher Tavarez was named the 2018 Peace Award recipient, and was presented with a trophy, certificate, medallion and the honor of having his name displayed on a plaque inside the school. Tavarez was selected from a pool of five students nominated for the award by their teachers and classmates. The four runners-up to the award — Abigail Brewster, Julia Mendoza-Piñeyro, Suleidi Oloroso and Dimas Guevara — were also presented with certificates and medallions.

The ceremony paid homage to Dr. King’s dream, which was instrumental in shaping the foundation upon which America’s freedoms are based, and gave students an opportunity to showcase their talents while recognizing them for their exceptional leadership.