Students, faculty, and staff "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" in Concord
A sea of red made its way down Main Street in Concord Wednesday evening as 102 members of the School community marched in solidarity with local residents for the Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire’s (CCCNH) “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event. Students from the football team, St. Paul’s School Ballet Company (SPSBC), and girls JV soccer, joined their peers, Interim Rector Amy Richards, faculty, and staff to raise awareness for sexual assault and domestic abuse.
The annual walk draws support from across the Concord area. For the third year in a row, SPS earned the award for highest participation. The group also raised $1,265 to benefit the Merrimack County Task Force Against Domestic Violence.
Fifth Formers Claire Yoo and Nina Parker organized the effort as part of their work with the Missionary Society (MISH), the School’s oldest club dedicated to serving the greater good. "The message of the walk is very important," explained Yoo, who is also head of the Young Women's club. "It's a comfort for those who have goen through it, but it also brings awareness that this happens to real people."