Earlier this summer, the 7th grade students at the Academy for Peace and Justice had their first graduation ceremony. It was the culmination of a great first year of school for all of the APJ students.

Excitement and elation surrounded the day as students received recognition and awards for both highest grades and best attendance. New traditions were started at the graduation ceremony, and Mr. Smith was awarded the first “Teacher of the Year” prize from the students.

The ceremony finished with a wonderful dance performance from the students. Despite the continued economic turmoil in Haiti, the Academy for Peace and Justice is an inspiring center of learning and advancement for the future leaders of Haiti. Summer school is now in session and we are looking forward to welcoming our next class in the fall.