Orange Students Honored in Cleveland Clinic Explorers Program
Four Orange Schools students were recently honored in the Cleveland Clinic Explorers Program. Their artwork is on display at the Cleveland State Gallery next to the Idea Center in Playhouse Square through June 21, 2014. More than 2000 students from 26 schools entered the competition and only 40 won awards, including these Orange students.
Representing Moreland Hills Elementary Schools were fourth graders Pannonica Silvestri and Aambar Agarwal along with their teacher Jean Metzger. Pannonica and Aambar won a white ribbon for their collaborative comic strip on the topic of bullying.
Representing Brady Middle School were seventh grader Carly Stark and eighth grader Haley Jones along with their teacher Kathy Frazier. Carly’s artwork on nutrition earned her an honorable mention. Haley’s artwork and poetry on bullying won a blue ribbon.
The Explorers Program is an innovative program that employs the visual arts to engage young people in grades K-8 in the study of health and wellness. Through this interdisciplinary initiative, Cleveland Clinic medical professionals speak to area art classes on important health issues, and the students then bring their newfound knowledge to life through artistic interpretations.