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A Grand Rapids senior’s artwork depicting a better future with more renewable energy has earned a $1,000 college scholarship and prominent display of her winning creation in downtown Grand Rapids as ArtPrize 10 heads into its final week.
Jenna Sherwin’s piece, “Light Up the World,” was chosen by three professional judges as the top winner of the sixth annual SmartArt competition among Grand Rapids Public Schools’ high school students, sponsored by Consumers Energy.
Twenty-three teen students from Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) who participate in the nationally-recognized teen arts + tech program through the West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology (WMCAT) have found a platform in ArtPrize 10 to share their powerful art and voices. Various art mediums were engaged by WMCAT students; each one accompanied by a message that allows ArtPrize attendees to experience issues that matter to teens in Grand Rapids.
Karl Falb, a senior at City High Middle School, won the annual Skip Gates Concerto Competition. The competition is held by the Grand Rapids Youth Symphony and Classical Orchestra. As the winner, he will perform a solo at the symphony’s spring concert on Sunday, May 6 at 3:00pm at DeVos Performance Hall. He will be performing Tchaikovsky's "Violin Concerto in D Major".
Artwork from all Grand Rapids Public Schools will be on display at the Western Michigan Conference Center May 4, 2018 through May 30, 2018. The artwork was made by students in kindergarten through 12th grade and selected by their teachers. During the exhibit, there will be two receptions to honor the artists. The reception for K-5, K-8 and center based programs will be held on May 8 from 5:30 to 7:00pm. The reception for secondary and non-public school students will be on May 9 from 5:30-7:00pm. Admission is free.
Grand Rapids Public Schools is hosting its annual Back to School Celebration on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at John Ball Park from 4:00 – 7:00 pm. This exciting event brings together GRPS students, their families, and prospective families to get ready for the coming school year.
This week's news covers a little bit of everything, from murals and music to field trips and free meals.
As students in Grand Rapids Public Schools are scheduled to go back to school before Labor Day, the district reached out to its talented students to create a jingle to help spread the word.