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Summit Charter Academy builds a garden of rocks and peace

Fifth-grader Zack Shivar, 10, shows off his peace rock, which he painted to resemble a pearl. They share the same first three letters, he pointed out. Sept. 21, 2018.
Fifth-grader Zack Shivar, 10, shows off his peace rock, which he painted to resemble a pearl. They share the same first three letters, he pointed out. Sept. 21, 2018. pguerra@modbee.com

What does peace look like? It looks like a flower, and a ladybug, and a heart.

And it also looks like a Ninja Turtle, the University of Tennessee logo, and a Pokemon.

Summit Charter Academy, located at Hatch and Central near Modesto, celebrated International Day of Peace on Friday by starting a rock garden. Each of the 420-plus students — and most teachers — contributed a rock painted to resemble what peace meant to them.

For fifth-grader Zack Shivar, that meant a pearl. “They share the same first three letters,” he said, of “peace” and “pearl”. “And it’s my birthstone.”

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