Northrop students making art for Community Harvest Food Bank - October 16, 2008

Record Number: 4422
Displayed from: Oct 16, 2008 , until: Nov 07, 2008

Northrop High School students and local artists will be working together to make art for Community Harvest Food Bank. With food bank shelves bare, students wanted to do something to help, and Northrop Art Teacher Scott Dercks partnered with Advocate Joy Parker to find them an outlet. Over the next five weeks, Northrop students will make ceramic tiles and local artists and college students will make bowls to be featured at a dinner and silent auction on Nov. 19 called "Faces of Hunger Bowls of Change." The silent auction will offer a large array of pieces by other local and regional professional artists and will be open to bidding beginning at 3 p.m. on the 19th in the school auditorium. The tiles and bowls will be given to those who purchase tickets to the dinner. Tickets to the 6:00 dinner, which will consist of bread and soup, are $20 for adults, $10 for students in grades nine through 12, $5 for students in grades kindergarten through eight and free for children younger than kindergarten age. Prior to the dinner, Northrop will host a can drive in conjunction with other FWCS schools and a donation drive to further support Community Harvest. For more information, please contact Northrop High School at 467-2300.

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.