Lauren Peoples, Artist and Student at Great Path Academy, Announced the Winner of the “Where the Future is Present” Mural Contest.

SPOTLIGHT on EXCELLENCE    Issue 19     November 9, 2012

Lauren Peoples, Artist and Student at Great Path Academy, Announced the Winner of the “Where the Future is Present” Mural Contest.

Jackie Coleman, the Hartford Public Schools Senior Advisor for the Arts, recently designed a “Where the Future is Present” mural contest.  High schoolers were invited to submit a mural design that expressed visually the slogan of the new Hartford Public Schools.  The student artist(s) with the selected submission will go design process that will refine their image to meet the client’s needs.  From there they will be a paid a stipend to paint the mural on the 8th floor here at Central Office!

The winning design was crafted by Lauren Peoples, artist and student at Great Path Academy.  Her proposal is below and her initial design is shown above.

2012 Great Path Academy Mural Proposal

The concept “Where The Future Is Present” means education to us. Education more, often then not, dictates whether or not someone will have a successful future.

Without an education people often find themselves unable to fulfill their dreams; but with an education, virtually anything is attainable.

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today” –Malcom  X.  Eleanor Roosevelt also said: The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

We believe both quotes perfectly describe our interpretation of the concept “Where The Future Is Present”. In high school we are embarking on a journey that will prepare us for our future and we are reminded every day that our present effort determines our future.

Lauren Peoples,
Artist and student at Great Path Academy

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