MS Students Design Fish Sculpture for Camp Notre Dame

Posted on May 28, 2015, in Academics, Lancer Life

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James W. Parker Middle School students designed and decorated a fish sculpture for a picnic pavilion at Camp Notre Dame.

Mr. Yonko, the director of Camp Notre Dame, gave the school the fish sculpture (leftover from an art project many years ago). Students worked on the piece of artwork for about 15 minutes during homeroom for the last 2 1/2 months.

According to JWPMS art teacher Christina Martin, students submitted individual designs and then they combined their ideas to create a final design. In trying to decide on a theme for the fish sculpture, they looked at Camp Notre Dame’s website and talked about activities and personal experiences involving camping, fishing, etc. Martin said that the group wanted to relay the message that Camp Notre Dame is a great place to experience many fun outdoor activities.

“Students were very excited to work on this collaborative project that would give back to the community,” Martin said. “This type of art project is a wonderful lesson in collaboration, and problem solving. I am lucky enough to work with very enthusiastic, talented students. We were so thrilled to be able to use our artistic skills to do something for our community.

Students involved include Hope Robbins, Sidney Farbotnik, Emily Moran, Shannon Mercer, Taghan Watkins, McKenna Pease, Rylie Saboski, Sierra Mercer, Megan Mikesell, Grace Jones, Lexus Pianta and Melissa Swanson.

Mr. Yonko picked up the artwork from the students on Tuesday, and it will be displayed in their pavilion.