Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Adult Inspiration.(Journal North)

Byline: Angela Turner Journal Staff Writer

STUDENTS SHOW WHAT THEY'VE LEARNED FROM THEIR MENTORS

Monte del Sol Charter School's Leia Stoeppler became a peace activist under the wings of three women.

The 10th-grader said her mentors inspired her and friends to protest the recent war, make collages about the war and teach fifth-graders how to make peace cranes.

"They were like our leaders," Stoeppler said Friday. "They're like avid activists. They wake up in the morning, and that's what they do. They really inspired us."

On Friday, the six girls in Stoeppler's group -- the Young Peacemakers of New Mexico -- recited a poem they wrote about peace to help close out the school's third annual Mentorship Showcase. …

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