HPHS Students to Attend World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

SPOTLIGHT On EXCELLENCE    Issue 24     March 2013

HPHS Students to Attend World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

 
Keren Torres and Frankielys Quinones, from the Academy of Nursing and Health Sciences, have been selected to attend the 13th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates.  A total of 6 students from Hartford Public High School, two from the Academy of Nursing and Health Sciences and four from the Law and Government Academy were selected on the basis of their application, strength of academics and their overall potential to be leaders in the 21st century.  It is important to note that these students will be the only high school student representatives from the United States to attend the conference.  
 
The World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, which is chaired by former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and Hon.  Walter Veltroni, former Mayor of Rome, is internationally recognized as among the most important and largest annual events in the field of peacemaking, attracting Nobel Peace Laureates, high-profile leaders and organizations from around the globe.  The Summit is organized by the Permanent Secretariat of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates on a yearly basis, and has taken place every year since 1999 in partnership with the hosting municipalities.  
 
This year’s summit has a specific focus on youth.  Thus, the role that our students will play will be highly valued and critical to the of the conference.  Students will have the opportunity to interact with esteemed world leaders as well as youth from around the world to engage in vital conversations concerning economic, social, and political issues. 
 
Below is a link to a website that will give you more information about this extraordinary opportunity for our students to experience the world and collaborate with other leaders.  I am extremely proud of Keren Torres and Frankielys Quinones for taking a chance to make a difference in the world. 
 
 
“With this new opportunity, I can share my new knowledge with people in my community and help them understand that nothing is impossible.  I’ll be exposed to new ideas, new concepts, new knowledge of the world around me. As a citizen I will know new ways of telling them what great privileged they have. I will be able to teach them how they can show and tell other people how lucky they are, and tell them to feel great full for what they have.” (Keren Torres)
 
”With this trip, I would like to share everything I learn with society, make them see that problems can be fixed by communication, patience and perseverance. Courage is not an easy thing to get, it is earned by confidence and how good you feel about yourself, these world leaders have earned their courage by experiences and I would like to do the same.” (Frankielys Quinones)
 
Principal David Chambers
HPHS Academy of Nursing and Health Sciences
 

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