Maryvale Goes Big for the District’s Moment of Peace and Unity

Posted by Communications on 9/7/2017

Maryvale went big for the District’s Moment of Peace and Unity event, September 1.  Students lined up and joined hands on the running track, while students gave speeches and poems from the middle of the field.  Jacqueline Suarez and Leslie Reyes of student government read impassioned messages, and Alaiza Lopez performed a poem she had written for the occasion.  Students listened to inspirational sound bites from famous folks over the loudspeakers, interspersed with music as they entered the stadium and upon leaving.  The whole event, which included dozens of water stations in the 100-degree heat, lasted some 20 minutes, with students and staff moving with the precision of a well-trained army.  State Senator Martin Quezada came out to watch the spectacle.  Several staff members took photos and video, including coverage from a drone, high overhead.