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Newport Public Schools Acquires Aquidneck Land Trust Art Awards and More!

Newport Public Schools Acquires Aquidneck Land Trust Art Awards and More!

On Thursday, February 2nd, at the Aquidneck Land Trust 2017 Annual Meeting held at the Atlantic Resort in Middletown, 2 out of the 3 art contest winners hailed from Newport Public Schools.  Sponsored by the 2016 Sixteen on Center Art and Writing Contest, Kathryn Halton, a third grade student at Pell Elementary School, was selected as the Elementary School winner of the 2016 Sixteen on Center Art and Writing Contest for her art submission, Clingstone. Kathryn was given a $300 award to recognize her achievement.  In addition, Maeve Crowley, a sixth grade student at Thompson Middle School, was selected as the Middle School winner of the 2016 Sixteen on Center Art and Writing Contest for her art submission. Maeve also was given a $300 award to recognize her achievement.

Additionally, both Pell Elementary School and Thompson Middle School will receive a $550 award in honor of both students’ successes. Arts Supervisor, Diane Sheehan, and 3rd Grade Classroom Teacher, Jeannine Walsh worked collaboratively with the contest and Nicolle Icart, Thompson Middle School Art Teacher, submitted Maeve’s artwork. Furthermore, Jeanine Walsh entered the artwork with writing submissions, several which were on display at the banquet.

As the contest’s purpose is to “promote the importance and value of a healthy environment to the youth on Aquidneck Island,” the hope of this award can be used for the benefit of all students to in some way foster this goal.

To further recognize and enhance the spotlight of Newport Public Schools, Dean of Students at Rogers High School, Taylor Rock, aka "The Rock" who was voted in as Chairman of the Board at the end of this yearly meeting with the Aquidneck Land Trust. Congratulations to this notable title and accomplishment.

 
 
 
Diane B. Sheehan, Supervisor of the Arts
dianesheehan@npsri.net
(401) 218-9951