Applicants Sought for Peace Action's Youth Peace Award

Peace Action of Central New York will present its Peace Action Youth Award in June. The $500 award, funded by Stephanie A. Miner and John F. X. Mannion, will be given to an Onondaga County high school senior who has shown a devotion and commitment to peace, justice and conflict resolution. The student should have engaged in activities - in school, place of worship, or community - which indicate his or her passion to work on the underlying causes of war, violence and injustice.

Peace Action of CNY, part of the largest peace organization in the country, began locally as the Nuclear Weapons Freeze in the early 1980s. It has presented awards to local peace activists for many years, but six years ago began offering an award exclusively for high school students.

Applications for the award have been sent to all the high schools in the county and are also available from Peace Action (478-7442). A description of the student's peace-making activities is required, plus a short personal statement and a reference. There is one award winner each year. The application deadline is March 24.

-Helen Stabler