Art Students Create a Pinky Promise for Peace

Students and teachers participate in the Pinky Promise for Peace art project on Nov. 18, 2015. (Photos by The Creek Yearbook photographer Milly Orellana)
Students and teachers participate in the Pinky Promise for Peace art project on Nov. 18, 2015. (Photos by The Creek Yearbook photographer Milly Orellana)

On Friday, Nov. 13, ISIS attacked multiple locations in France. The effect has been devastating world wide, and people all over are looking for any way to help. Timber Creek art students and their teacher, Mikaela Jaros, have come up with a way to show support to all those affected by terrorism.

“I came in on Monday,” says Jaros, “and I said to my first period class, ‘we need to make some sort of artwork that reflects how we feel about what happened on Friday.’”

Jaros and her six art classes have come up with the Pinky Promise for Peace.

“We started with five flags,” explains Jaros, “because we did a little research and found out that five countries were effected by terrorism caused by ISIS. So then, we did some more research, and we found out it was actually 13 countries in the past year that have been effected by terrorism. So, we’re making 13 flags, and we’re stamping our pinky fingers onto those flags, and were making a pinky promise for peace.”

Jaros and her classes don’t want it to just be them. They would like the whole school to support the cause, too.

“We’re trying to get the school involved, so we put up a table out in the cafeteria so that anybody in the school can come and make a pinky promise,” Jaros says.

Students can stamp their pinky fingers at the table anytime between first and fourth periods for the next two days, Nov. 19 and 20. Jaros hopes to have the flags hanging proudly by the end of Friday, Nov. 20.

See some art students, teachers, and other participants stamping the flags in these photos by The Creek Yearbook photographer Milly Orellana:

Hannah Haskin

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Hannah Haskin is a senior student reporter for the Timber Creek Talon. She enjoys writing, mathematics, and the outdoors.