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Student Artists Make A Difference For MACC

Artwork created by two MPS students will benefit MACC Charities and be on display in town offices.

Paris Bazemore (right) and Nadira Iqbal -- both fifth-graders at Verplanck last year who are now headed to Bennet -- created work that was displayed at a silent auction. Sandra Lok, a former school board member, purchased the pieces, had them framed, and then donated them for display in town offices.

The students were honored at the July 5 Board of Directors meeting.

The theme of the contest was ‘Face of Need” yet each student chose to emphasize hands in their artwork.

"If two people work together they can light the path,” Nadira wrote, describing her composition, which showed two hands holding a lit candle. “This picture shows the power of friendship. Everyone needs friendship and light in their life."

Paris drew a house held by hands, and wrote: "A Home of light in your time of darkness. When someone needs help reaching their goals or finding their way, help them as much as you can and they might do the same for you."

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