On March 12th, teachers and high school students, American diplomats, Fulbright grantees and English teachers gathered at the U.S. Embassy to honor the winners of the student essay contest “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Stop Violence Against Women!”
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Our students have been participating to this contest for 3 years. Unfortunately, this year, none of our students was among the first three winners of the contest. But some of the texts were really well-written.
Here is the text, written by Marie-Renée A., a 1ère L student. She attended the prize cermony on March 12th. Here is a few lines about the ceremony:
Here is a few lines she wrote about the ceremony:
“Wednesday, 12th March, 2014 was a regular day for most of the students in Bucharest. However, 36 persons were invited at the American Embassy for a very special Ceremony. They were the finalists of an essay contest "From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Stop Violence against Women!" Kendra Pace, the Political Officer of the U.S. Embassy, was the one to greet them with a very touching speech about our importance in the future community. The three winning essays were indeed original and moving, showing, that even if we are only 16, we are aware that it is our duty to make the world a better place. I for one, was very fortunate to represent our school at this ceremony where I met great people and had the opportunity to express myself so that the Human Rights remain in our memories. Because, as the essay says, it only takes an act of injustice and violence to break them, but a lifetime to defend them.”