PUSD Honors J. Christopher Stevens, Former U.S. Ambassador

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 - Posted in All District News

On September 11, 2013, at 7:00pm in the Piedmont City Hall Chambers, the Piedmont Unified School District Board of Education will remember and celebrate the life of J. Christopher Stevens, former U.S. Ambassador to Libya and Piedmont High School graduate, Class of 1978.  In honor of Ambassador Stevens’ service to the United States of America, the Board of Education will name the Piedmont High School Library, the Ambassador Christopher Stevens Memorial Library.

The Piedmont Unified School District has scheduled the following activities to commemorate Ambassador Stevens’ life and contribution to our country. We are honored that members of his family will be in attendance at tonight’s meeting.

September 11, 2013

“A Moment of Silence” during Piedmont High School’s morning announcements in remembrance of Chris Stevens, US Ambassador to Libya and PHS graduate, Class of 1978, and for the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance.

Naming of the Piedmont High School library the Ambassador Christopher Stevens Memorial Library at the Piedmont Unified School District Board of Education Meeting.

September 13, 2013

During the Piedmont High School Varsity Football Game, a special half-time commemoration of Ambassador Stevens’ service will be held, announcing the Ambassador Christopher Stevens Memorial Library and holding a moment of silence in his honor.

September 17, 2013

“Constitution Day” – In celebration of the signing of the U.S. Constitution students at Piedmont High School and Millennium High School will participate in activities that commemorate Ambassador Stevens, including writing commitments to the statement “What will you do to improve the community?”

The Social Science teachers will share with students the biography of Ambassador Stevens’ service and discuss its relevance to current world events.

Purple bracelets will be available for students that read “Remembering Chris Stevens Class of 1978.”

Ambassador Stevens is remembered at Piedmont High School as a former editor of the award-winning Piedmont High School newspaper, The Highlander.  He was an outstanding student, active in the PHS Model United Nations Club, as well as active in the AFS Intercultural Programs Club.  In the 1978 Piedmont High School Yearbook his quote was, “What a bore it is, waking up in the morning always the same person.  I wish I were unflinching and empathetic and had big eyebrows and a Message for the Age.”

Ambassador Christopher Stevens’ service to the United States embodies the PHS motto, “Achieve the Honorable.”

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