Six high school students from Claremont Academy received certificates of honor from Mayor Joseph Petty on September 7 during the Worcester School Committee meeting at the City Council. The students were recognized for learning and implementing the skills required for peer mediation to peacefully resolve conflicts in their school.

The Center for Nonviolent Solutions (CNVS) offers the Peer Mediation Training and Support as part of its capacity building to develop a culture of peace among school students. Claremont’s Principle Ricci W. Hall worked closely with the center to ensure that students gain real life skills that will assist them in their adulthood life.