By KA Secondary One – Silence can be golden. Silence can be peaceful. And silence can be empowering- as the students and staff of Knowlton Academy found out last Tuesday while participating in their We are Silent event. The WE schools campaign was organized by the KA Student Parliament with staff advisor Sheila Perry and principal Renalee Gore. More than 80 Cycle 3 and Secondary One students took a vow of silence for two and a half hours. The morning began with the students making posters stating why they were staying silent- We are Silent for all the unheard voices, for children’s rights, for access to education, for the right to feel safe, for equal access for girls, for mental health awareness, for freedom from poverty, for the right to live in peace and for youth empowerment. See full story in the Tuesday, Nov. 27 edition of the Brome County News.