FWCS refugee students participate in one-day museum exhibit - May 03, 2007

Record Number: 3128
Displayed from: May 03, 2007 , until: May 11, 2007

Twenty-eight international students from Fort Wayne Community Schools will have their photos and writings on display in a one-day exhibition at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art on Sunday, May 6. The students come from all over the world, including Afghanistan, Burma, Congo, Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan. The exhibition is an extension of the students' participation in the World Refugee Day Photo Contest. Students used digital cameras on loan from the museum to take photos and write about them under the theme, "A new home, a new life." National contest winners in each of three age categories will be flown to Washington, DC, for the 2007 World Refugee Day opening ceremony. The exhibit is free to the public and takes place at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 311 E. Main St.

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.