November 5, 2014 | Kacey Chambers |
At the heart of The First Academy is gratefulness for all who serve our great country in the military. It has become a tradition to open our school to veterans who served our country in past wars by honoring them at the annual Veterans Day Celebration.
On Wednesday, November 11, 2014, we invited TFA and area veterans and families to come and celebrate with the student body. This year, TFA had a special recognition for the Vietnam veterans. We remembered those who fought in the jungles of this war-torn country. The pictured mural depicts the near soldiers who were selected to become a bronze sculpture near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. TFA students reinterpreted the sculpture into real life color in the eight-foot mural. It took five weeks of painting by our 2D-Portfolio and Advanced Placement Studio Art classes with members of our National Art Honor Society chapter.
Students who are depicted with the mural from left to right are:
Brooke Hill, Steven McCarus, Olivia Bennington, Bailey Carr, Austin Cotton, Charli Higgins, Grant Gaffney, Abigail Starcher, Cindy Osodo, Madison Zizmer, Grace Prinsell, Li Li, Bekka Herdy, Leah Li, Jen Walker