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My name is Angelle Soans. Beth Basile & I have had the pleasure of teaching art at Nehalem Elementary School over the past 2 years.
Due to cuts in funding and increases in "academic/linear" requirements on teachers the arts were lost. A group of dedicated & able volunteers reintroduced an art program with extraordinary results. The children NEED the outlet for their creative expression, ideas & emotions...especially when things might be more stressful at home because of our struggling economy. We were able to hang a stunning 1,000 piece art show. The fifth graders, that will be moving on to a new educational environment next year, were able to help hang the show & see what goes on behind the scenes to put a show together. There is a new appreciation for the thought & effort that goes into organizing a large scale exhibit and the impact that it can have on others. It has been an honor to participate in the creative evolution & revelations within each & every student.
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