Hayfield Students Win 2022 Peace Award

March 18, 2022

Two Hawks, Maya Yonas and Ryan Kiefer, have been recognized as young people who work as peacemakers. They responded to pandemic-related stress among students by creating a Guided Meditation Group for Hayfield. The group has continued to meet online and as of February of this year had thirty-two participants, including four faculty members. Maya and Ryan both believe that meditation helps achieve peace by promoting mindfulness and clearing the mind to allow for self-reflection and thoughts to be processed in a more positive and healthy manner. They believe those benefits don’t stop when the meditation session is over, and that by adopting a more peaceful lifestyle, people will spread that inner peace throughout their community. More information about this award and other winners can be found on the FCPS website HERE.