MADISON – The Madison Middle School Jr. Art Honor Society is giving the Madison Civic Center a facelift. They are painting a Redhawk and a Skyhawk on the wall of the main lobby.
The Redhawk is the mascot of Madison Middle School and the Skyhawk is the mascot of Scott High School.
Art teacher and Chapter Sponsor of the Jr. Art Honor Society Brandy Conrad said the Mayor of Madison asked for a mural design to show representation for both schools in the area that use the civic center.
Conrad said the group started the project in April.
They are working around the student’s schedules based on other extracurricular activities the students are involved in.
The Jr. Art Honor Society consists of seventh and eighth grade students.
According to Conrad the students will receive community service hours for this project.
Eighth grader Abigail Miller, President of the Jr. Art Honor Society said, “It’s pretty cool,” when asked how she felt about working on the project.
Eighth grader and Jr Art Honor Society treasurer, Sierra Mitchell said she feels “…it will be a real accomplishment when we are done with this project.”
“I have always been active to get art brought to the forefront,” said Conrad “Pursuing something you love gives you an outlet.”
According to Conrad they have been asked to do other murals throughout the City of Madison.
“We will have a permanent mark here within the city and the civic center,” Conrad said.
“The kids will always have this,” said Conrad. “They will be able to say they were involved in this.”
Even though the school year is coming to an end the students will be working on the project throughout the summer.
Conrad hopes to wrap the project up by August.
Heather Kinder is a reporter for the Coal Valley News. She can be contacted at 304-307-3104, [email protected] or on Twitter @CVN_hkinder.