North Cross Middle School student Margaret Deane ‘17 took home the top prize at the 6th annual SPCA Art Show on Fri., Feb. 11. The fundraising event for the SPCA was held at The Taubman Art Museum in Downtown Roanoke. Approximately 50 NCS students, ranging from first grade through twelfth grade, submitted entries in the show. Deane’s painting won “Best in Show” and was selected by the Roanoke Valley SPCA Calendar Committee for the cover of the 2012 SPCA calendar as well as other promotional materials.
“It was great to see so many North Cross students, teachers, and their families at the Taubman Art Museum Friday night,” said Fine Arts Teacher Susanna Quinn. “North Cross was well represented and won more prizes than any other school.”
North Cross School students won five awards during the SPCA Art Show, which is open to both professional and amateur artists. Congratulations to the following NCS students who won honorable mentions: Olivia Bloch ‘19, Austin Boone ‘17, Morgan Sturm ‘17 and Nicole Quinn ‘15.
Art students at North Cross School are encouraged to participate in community art projects throughout the year. Along with the SPCA Art Show, students also participated in Operation Valentine this month where they made handmade Valentines for soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq thanking them for their service.
Written by Jocelyn Holdren, intern in the development department at North Cross School