On May 16, several student and staff representatives of the Mohonasen High School’s new No Place for Hate club will accept an award for their outstanding work to address bullying and bias and improve the school climate.
The award will be presented as part of the No Place for Hate Recognition Ceremony which will take place at the University at Albany.
No Place for Hate was introduced to the Mohonasen community in 2017-18. It is a nationwide program sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League as a way to help all students thrive.
According to club advisor Diane Blinn, the group works closely with the Peers for Peace Diversity club to build a welcoming community with activities that promote tolerance and acceptance of all people throughout the school.
“I am thrilled to see our student leaders and staff volunteers recognized for their efforts with this prestigious award,” said Blinn. “It makes me Mohon proud to be a part of this team.”
Earlier this year, No Place for Hate at Mohonasen sponsored 17 days of Deliberate Acts of Kindness at MHS begin with HUGS to honor the 17 victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
“While we often celebrate random acts of kindness, one of our goals with No Place for Hate is to make kindness an intentional habit for all,” said Blinn. “We do not want to slow our momentum. We encourage students to join us in continuing this effort in 2018-19.”
At the awards ceremony in May, the school will be presented with a No Place for Hate banner that will be displayed prominently in the high school.