New Glarus Art Students Participate in the Memory Project

New Glarus Art Students Participate in the Memory Project
Posted on 04/18/2018
Art students at New Glarus High School participated in the Memory Project, a charitable nonprofit organization that invites art teachers and their students to create and donate portraits of youth around the world who have faced substantial challenges, such as neglect, abuse, loss of parents, violence, and extreme poverty.  The purpose of this project was to provide those youth with a meaningful keepsake and memento of their youth.  It also allows art students to practice kindness and global awareness while enhancing their portraiture skills.  Recently, those portraits were delivered to Syrian children.  These children live in stark conditions in the refugee camps.  Needless to say, the children were very excited to receive the artwork and were very touched by the efforts to create these very special gifts.  The attached video was made of the Syrian children receiving their portraits made by our students.

Memory Project Video

New Glarus High School students who participated are:  Peyton Mendleski, Breckin Faber, Jackson Schiro, Heather Niceschwander, McKenzie Nyhus, Grace Barnaby, Emily Bartow, Maci Carney, Kallie Ace, Logan Leuthner, Karstyn Rossing, Daniyah Farley, Josephine Eubanks, Anika Beutler, Lexie Krause, Stacy Benoy, Kyle Kempfer, Faith Bump, Lily Tews, Mackenzie Weiss, Chrissy Tackett, Nina Schiro, Claire Hodel, Tessa Sheridan, Willow Lee, Morgan Kirch, Caitlin Wieser, Gabrielle Whisler, Julia Barnaby, Sierra Whisler, Olivia Xistris-Songpanya, Cullen Brooks, Emily Elkins, Walela Three-Sticks, Riley Fritz, Lauren Raskovic, and Hailey Raymond.