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August 20, 2012

Accompanied by his mother, Gabriel Reed Jr., a sixth-grader at Ulla F. Muller Elementary School, attended the “Kids” State Dinner at the White House with the First Lady Michelle Obama. He was among 54 winners named for each state, Washington Dc and the US territories during a nationwide healthy lunch recipe contest.





I am thankful for the gift of Justice. It is the guardian of my integrity.

Justice is being fair in all that we do. We continually look for the truth, not bowing to others’ judgments or perceptions. We do not backbite. We clear up problems face to face. We make agreements that benefit everyone equally. When we commit a wrong, we are honest in correcting it and making amends. If someone is hurting us, it is just to stop them. It is never just for strong people to hurt weaker people. With justice, we protect everyone’s rights. Sometimes when we stand for justice, we stand alone.

“Thou shalt not be a victim. Thou shalt not be a perpetrator. Above all, thou shalt not be a bystander.” (Holocaust Museum, Washington, D.C.)

The Practice of Justice

…I practice Justice when I…

Think for myself

Do not engage in prejudice or backbiting

Make fair agreements

Make restitution for my mistakes

Honor people’s right including my own

Have the courage to stand up for the truth



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