October 2, 2023

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Shawnee Heights Elementary School students give back with ocean mural

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Shawnee Heights Elementary School students give back with ocean mural
A group of recent Shawnee Heights Elementary graduates decided to give back to the school by repainting its "cheese wall" as a seascape mural.

It all started out with a cheese wall.

A gaggle of sixth-grade women at Shawnee Heights Elementary Faculty had been chatting all through recess when they glanced about at the notorious, yellow pockmarked slab recognised as “the cheese wall” on the south side of the constructing. 

Young children above the a long time experienced affectionately provided it that title, but the real truth of the matter was that it was an eyesore. The wall’s brilliant yellow coloration experienced light, nevertheless it still stood out versus the relaxation of the brown brick backdrop of the rest of the constructing.

In addition, young ones had taken to crafting messages — some finest not recurring in front of a trainer or in this story— in pencil concerning the wall’s bumps, divots and chipping paint.

It was just plain unsightly, the ladies claimed — “#bleak.”

So they obtained to work.

Portray the wall and replacing it with a thing prettier commenced as a joke, with the ladies daydreaming and doodling their idea for a mural to set on that forlorn wall through recess. But right after they started out conversing with principal Rebecca Hummer, “Then it got real.”

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