The Leslie H. Wexner Leadership Academy, presenting this year’s guest, Chief Richard Picciotto, Earth Week activities, the HS PTO Peace Week Raffle, a visual art & photography exhibit, and student bands will highlight New Albany High School’s 13th annual Peace Week, April 23 – 27.
In response to the tragic events at Columbine High School in 1999, each year New Albany High School students, staff, and parents plan activities to promote and celebrate “Peace Week,” as a time to focus on developing positive relationships, leadership, environmental awareness, and world peace.
A centerpiece of New Albany High School’s annual “Peace Week” is the Leslie H. Wexner Leadership Academy, presenting this year’s guest, Chief Richard Picciotto. On Tuesday, April 24, Leslie H. Wexner will facilitate leadership discussion with Chief Picciotto before NAHS students and staff. The chief’s first-person account of his experience, titled Last Man Down, chronicles his harrowing experience on 9/11 and has become a New York Times best seller. Chief Picciotto’s appearance is sponsored by Abercrombie & Fitch, and presented by The New Albany Community Foundation, The Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts, and New Albany-Plain Local Schools.
In addition to various classroom activities that promote Peace Week themes, the following activities will occur throughout the week:
Monday, April 23 –Thursday, April 26
- Daily Student Message (7:40 a.m. each morning)
- Earth Week Activities
- HS PTO Peace Week Raffle
- Visual Art & Photography Exhibition
- Bands in & out of the Cafeteria
TUESDAY, APRIL 24
1 – 2:30 p.m. Leslie H. Wexner Leadership Academy featuring guest Chief Richard Picciotto
Seniors & Junior classes will attend the presentation at the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts. Sophomore & Freshman classes will view the event via a live stream to NAHS.
In addition to the Wexner Leadership Academy appearance, Richard Picciotto will appear at the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts, 100 W. Dublin-Granville Road, on Tuesday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and are now available. Students may attend the lecture for free, but must reserve a ticket in advance. For tickets or additional information, please visit the McCoy Center website at www.mccoycenter.org or call 614.245.4701 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm).
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Visual Art & Photography Exhibition open to public, in NAHS “E” Lobby
FRIDAY, APRIL 27
7:45 – 9 a.m., SESSION 1
Science Olympiad, Dodge ball, Capture the Flag, Quidditch, Amazing Race, Euchre, Mathletics, Spelling Bee
9:15 – 10:30 a.m., SESSION 2
Team Building, Frisbee Golf, Graffiti Challenge, Cake Wars, House Feud, Video Game (Mario Cart), Flag Football, Photo Shop-Ad of Polis (City State)
10:45 – 12:00 a.m., SESSION 3
Peace Run (HS), Basketball, Ping Pong, Boat Race @ Pool, Fashion: Project/Runway
11:00 a.m. MIDDLE SCHOOL PEACE WALK
12:00 – 2:30 p.m. LUNCH ON THE LAWN
Food Vendors include: Bellacinos, Graeter’s, Hal & Al’s, Hoggy’s, Johnson’s, Madallen’s, Mia Cucina, Noodles & Co., Panda Express, Piada, Rita’s, Rusty Bucket, Smoothie King, Subway, Zero’s Pizza, Chi Thai, Flanagan’s, Mojo Tago, Qdoba and Cosi.
1:00 – 2:15 p.m. SESSION 4
Volleyball, Tug of Peace, World Cup Soccer
2:20 – 2:30 CLOSING CEREMONY on Library Steps