Journalist and peace activist Colman McCarthy, delivered the keynote address at the 2nd annual Northern Virginia Student Peace Award ceremony in early March. The 2010 Peace Award was given to 11 high school juniors and seniors, in recognition of their efforts in building peaceful communities. At the ceremony, as each stood to briefly discuss her work, it became increasingly clear that there is hope for humanity. Currently, the Peace Award is supported by a number of local religious groups. We invite other Meetings to join us in awarding this important honor each year to local students.