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Alta-Aurelia students, community leaders take the pledge

Monday, January 23, 2012

Prominently displayed - The pledge of The Hand and Words are Not for Hurting Project were prominently displayed for all the audience to see at Wednesday's program in the Alta-Aurelia Middle School gym.
In a brief program in the Alta-Aurelia Middle School Gym last Wednesday morning, the elementary and Middle School students, as well as several Aurelia community and business leaders recited the 14 word pledge to end abuse and violence - "I will not use my hands or my words for hurting myself or others" - and then student leaders traced the hands of the community leaders onto a large banner, which the adults then signed, affirming that they, too, had taken the pledge.

Choral Reading group - The 8th Grade Choral Reading Group at the Alta-Aurelia Middle School gave a reading related to the topic at hand at Wednesday morning's program in Aurelia.
The ceremony was part of the nationwide "Hands and Words Are Not for Hurting Project," in which the Alta and Aurelia schools have particpated for four years. The program began in Salem, Oregon in 1997.

Tracing hands - After taking the pledge to not use their hands or words to hurt others, community leaders had the outline of their hand traced onto a banner by Aurelia Elementary students at Wednesday morning's program at the Aurelia school. In this photo, third grader Keelin Paltz traces Police Chief Gene Suhr's hand.
Community, Business Leaders take the pledge - Aurelia business people and community leaders take the pledge to end verbal and physical abuse. left to right, Aurelia Lumber/Maple Valley Hardware owners Bruce and Carla Peterson, Aurelia Fire Chief Deloy Bruce, Ann Tell and her husband, Aurelia Mayor Jim Tell, and Aurelia Police Chief Gene Suhr.

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