FITCHBURG — Three Sizer College seventh graders and three eighth graders had been just lately awarded the Janet Cragin Youth Artwork Award for excellence within the arts, in line with an announcement from the varsity.
On Thursday, Could 20, on a sunlit afternoon at Saima Park, the gifted artists and performers had been celebrated for creating their expertise and creativity with a particular congratulation provided by Mayor Stephen DiNatale. Every scholar obtained an arts medal, an arts swag bag full of treats and a plant in reminiscence of Janet Cragin, in line with the varsity.
Cragin was lively within the arts as a performer and trainer for a few years in Fitchburg.
In keeping with Sizer College Visible Arts Trainer Catherine Choose, “The Awards Committee requested our college students: ‘Why the Arts are necessary to me’ and I’m pleased with the best way our awardees responded.”
In keeping with Sizer seventh grade scholar Emelia Robertson: “It’s a option to relieve stress and let my creativity circulation. It is usually a approach for me to do one thing I really like.”
One other seventh-grade scholar, Callie S., stated, “I get to point out my uniqueness in the best way I do know greatest. I get to make recollections I can always remember like taking part in a monkey in ‘The Wizard of Oz.’ It’s possible you’ll be questioning out of all of the roles I’ve ever performed, why I’d determine to incorporate a small function? For me, it’s concerning the recollections you make alongside the best way.”
Seventh-grade scholar Ixchel Thibault-Munoz stated the humanities had been a option to discover out who you might be.
“By the humanities I can specific myself creatively. The humanities assist me to see the world another way. The humanities are enjoyable and thrilling. The humanities are a approach for me to be myself, with out really being myself, if that is sensible?” Thibault-Munoz stated.
For eighth-grade scholar Vio Malley: “They’re a approach for me to precise the best way I really feel and who I’m as an individual. I can inform tales or specific myself to others and I really feel this is a crucial and highly effective factor to do.”
Eighth grader Joelle Osgood stated the humanities are a method of expression.
“Artwork is a option to convey the vivid imagery of my thoughts into being; to share psychological photos with others. However past that, artwork is significant as a result of it’s a beautiful technique of expression. It offers imaginative hyperlinks to elements of oneself that are a lot tougher to get in contact with in any other case,” Osgood stated. “I’ve at all times discovered artwork, in varied types, to be a pleasurable exercise and I’m at all times striving to enhance my work. Artwork has introduced many significant connections into my life and I don’t assume I may reside with out it.”
And for eighth grader Raine Ramos: “I’ve been drawing since I used to be little. I wish to be an artist once I develop up. I exploit artwork as a coping ability to assist me really feel centered. Once I see artwork, I see feelings and wonder.”
As Cragin as soon as stated: “Life is a celebration! Comply with Your Ardour!”