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Symbolic Peace Pole marks anniversary

Posted: Monday, May 6th, 2013

Rochelle Township High School students Kiki Li and Barbara Prudencio stand by the Peace Pole

ROCHELLE ó Visitors to Rochelle Township High School often ask about our Peace Pole and then read it carefully to see if their native language is represented.

Sunday, May 5 marks the eighth anniversary of the RTHS Peace Pole. Students and faculty walk by the pole every day, and maybe arenít even aware of the 9-foot limestone pole that sits outside near the student entrance.

Peace poles are traditionally four to six-sided and planted into the ground. There are more than 200,000 peace poles in 180 countries worldwide. You will find them at the Pyramids at Giza, at the magnetic north pole in Canada, at college campuses. There is even a pole at the bottom of the ocean, but as far as school officials know, RTHS is the only Illinois high school to have a Peace Pole on its campus.

For the complete article see the 05-05-2013 issue.

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