Anti-Defamation League Recognizes Jesuit as a “No Place for Hate” School
The Anti-Defamation League has designated Jesuit as a “NO Place for HATE” high school.
At Morning Assembly on Monday, Feb. 22, a representative of the League presented a banner noting the distinctive honor to members of the St. Peter Claver Club. The banner will be prominently displayed in the Student Commons.
Accepting the banner were senior members of the St. Peter Claver Club — Mark Woods, Herbert Spurlock, and Chris Sylvain — and Mrs. Lori Fasone, a science teacher who is also Jesuit’s coordinator of diversity, and Mr. Chris LaMothe, a theology teacher and moderator of the St. Peter Claver Society.
“The students, faculty, staff, and parents of Jesuit High School are honored by this recognition, which also comes with a heavy responsibility to continue to do good,” said Mrs. Fasone. “My gratitude goes out to the entire Jesuit High School community whose members are always striving to be men for others.”
The mission of the St. Peter Claver Club is to develop a positive, nurturing environment to discuss and promote diversity at Jesuit High School. It intends to help its members develop the leadership and the intellectual, social, and spiritual skills needed to attain success in their lives.
Lindsay Baach, who serves as the project director for the ADL’s “No Place for Hate” initiative, thanked Jesuit for saying “NO” to hatred and bullying and “YES” to acceptance and respect.
The Anti-Defamation League was created a century ago to put an end to prejudice, discrimination, and bigotry. “We’ve got a long way to go, but with the assistance of schools such as Jesuit, we’ re making progress everyday,” said Baach.