WHSAD students know they have an array of opportunities to participate in community events that provide for the betterment of both students and community residents. Such a chance took place when students painted and then unveiled a mural that raises awareness for both breast cancer and domestic violence. Tasked with this important project, students produced a piece that not only meets high-quality aesthetics but also provides important inspiration for people to keep such pressing concerns in mind. Our students, once again, rose to the occasion of community engagement and illustrated some of WHSAD’s attributes of autonomous learners: reflection, goal-orientation, and effective communication.
Below is Antonio Perez’s and Benito Montalvo’s thoughts on the day.
On September 28th, WHSAD students created a mural for the 94th Precinct. The work presents a powerful message to the community: fight and stand up to both breast cancer and domestic violence. To participate in such a project with our community heroes was overwhelming and for the project to shine such a bright light on one of the world’s biggest issues was so tremendous. To know that what WHSAD was doing to contribute to the community really brought a smile to everyone’s face. The outcome was more than perfect and came out more magnificent than anyone could have anticipated.
When finished, we were given the opportunity to visit our local precinct and the heroes who make WHSAD a safer and more secure learning environment. While entering the precinct, we were stunned with how beautiful all the decorations looked. Handmade pink ribbons and flowers were placed everywhere by one of the NYPD finest. Then there it was, our art piece placed right in the view of the public. We were gifted the chance to tour of precinct and were amazed by how much work it takes to provide for the safety of a community. If WHSAD was ever handed another opportunity to create art or create anything for our heroes, we’re positive and we say this speaking for all of WHSAD, we know that we would return in a heartbeat.