Governor Livingston High School concluded its Pennies for Peace service learning program and fundraising campaign with a luncheon at the Afghan restaurant, Silk Road, in Warren. Pennies for Peace is part of the Central Asia Institute and raises awareness about education in the
remote regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan and helps build schools for children in those areas. Students throughout the district raised $3,200 to build schools, promote literacy, and provide supplies to children in these Central Asian countries. The project was made possible through a grant from the Berkeley Heights Education Foundation. In addition to fundraising campaigns at the district’s schools, a variety of activities took place throughout the year, including literary lunches at the middle school and high school and lessons at all three elementary schools guided by Governor Livingston’s students. The lunch at Silk Road provided students with an authentic cultural experience and celebrated their efforts throughout the school year.
Governor Livingston High School Students at Silk Road Restaurant: Front: L to R: Megan Kingsley, junior; Cindy Treska, junior, Rachel Zhu, freshman, Olivia Plocinski, junior; Back: L to R: Keri-Ann Fitzpatrick, senior, Conor Quinn, senior; Laura Young, freshman; Maddie