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Reflecting on Peace
Mr. R. Bednar, Director of Religion

Eighth grade has been reading and commenting on certain quotes from the book, Searching for and Maintaining Peace by Father Jacques Philippe. We all know the importance of trying to maintain inner peace during this pandemic crisis. Eighth graders were asked to respond to the following quote: 

"One could even say that the surest way to lose one's peace is precisely to try to assure one's own life solely with the aid of human industry, with personal objects and decisions or by relying on someone else."

Nathan M. commented that he likes to spend his time with others to build long-lasting relationships.

Connor M. stated that in the long run, you are not going to remember that you had a lot of cars or money, you are going to instead remember those memories of friends and families.

Isabella F. always prioritizes her family because they are what's important and they are what grants me true peace.  

Speaking for all educators at The Woods Academy, I have always been fond of the quote by Forest Witcraft which stated, "One hundred years from now, it will not matter what my bank account was, how big my house was, or what kind of car I drove. But the world may be better because I was important in the life of a child."

Starting in early May, eighth-graders will begin to explore and prepare their Eighth Grade Capstone Leadership Project.