Tuesday, July 10, 2012

South HS National Scholastics Award Winners at Carnegie Hall in NYC

ROT by Kylie Walsh. National Scholastics Silver Medal Award Winner.

Succumbed by Kylie Walsh. National Scholastics Gold Medal Award Winner.

Puppet by Sammie Anselmo. National Scholastics Silver Medal Award Winner

South High School visual artists Kylie Walsh and Sammie Anselmo pose with their National Scholastics Silver and Gold medals at Carnegie Hall in New York, New York.

On Friday, June 1, 2012, most members of the South High School class of 2012 were participating in the regularly scheduled commencement ceremonies in the stadium at South.  Because of their success on a national level, two South High School visual artists took an option to graduate early so they could participate in awards festivities for the National Scholastics Art and Writing Awards at Carnegie Hall in New York, New Work.

Kylie Walsh and Sammie Anselmo traveled to New York with their parents, accompanied by sponsoring faculty member Michelle Lynn.  The students and Ms. Lynn funded their travel to NYC out of their own pockets because they believe that participation in an event of this nature is a once in a lifetime experience.  The students, parents, and Ms. Lynn were thrilled with the experience in NYC, and were excited to have the work of these two outstanding visual art students exhibited on a national stage.

"Our learning community is so proud of these students and their sponsor, Ms. Lynn, for earning this national recogntion." said Fine Arts department chairman Glenn Williams.  "Their work is stunning and completely merits this level of award recogntion."

For more information about Fine Arts at South High School, contact Glenn Williams, department chairman, at gwilliams@csd99.org

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Happy Independence Day from the D99 Marching Band

The faculty and administration of North and South High Schools extend deep thanks and appreciation to the 200 students of the District 99 Marching Band for their tremendous efforts in two community parades today. Students endured extended temperatures (Heat Index 104) as they performed musically and marched with precision.

A special thanks is also extended to the parent volunteers of the Mustang Band Boosters and the DGN Music Boosters for providing hundreds of iced water bottles, as well as support along the parade routes to ensure students were safe and all needs attended to.

Congratulations to all for great performances today and for representing District 99, and our communities, in such a positive manner!