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2016 Paul O’Neill Grant Goes to Highland High School in Gilbert

The winner of the 2016 Paul O’Neill Grant Award is Stephanie Sapakie, a photography teacher from Highland High School in the Gilbert Unified School District. The winning project is called Ignite Peace: Light a Spark. It is a collaboration between Highland’s new SPARK (Students Promoting Attitudes of Respect and Kindness) Club, Digital Photo Classes, and Photo Club. Ms. Sapakie stated in the grant application, “Peace is not a passive phenomena; it has to be created actively.” With this understanding, students and staff will identify 30 Highland students who are working toward peaceful environments at home, in the classroom, in the community, and in the world. They will use nomination forms, social media, and word of mouth to identify deserving stories. Images of the honored students will be hung in the school’s commons area, along with descriptions of what they do to ignite peace.

Marilyn Buehler, a member of the Through Each Others Eyes Board of Directors, awarded the the grant money to Ms. Sapakie during a surprise visit to her classroom.

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Through Each Others Eyes™ is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that encourages people around the world to understand and appreciate diverse cultures through photography.

Through Each Others Eyes™ International Center for Cultural Education is making the world a better place through photography.  The Center coordinates photographic exchanges, educational programs and traveling exhibitions to help people around the world understand and embrace cultures different from their own.

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