The Maine Department of Education (DOE) hosted a celebration of the Maine Visual and Performing Arts Education Showcase on February 28th in the Maine State House where the selected artwork of student visual artists and musicians from Mattanawcook Junior High School (RSU #67) were recognized.
Starting in February these students’ works will be on exhibit throughout the Maine DOE, where they will remain until June. RSU #67 teachers, administrators, and families were in attendance as artists were formally acknowledged by the DOE, including Deputy Commissioner of Education Daniel Chuhta, and Maine State Board of Education Chairman Wilson Hess, in addition to State Representatives Kathy Javner (House District 141) and Sheldon Hanington (District 142).
In addition to introductions and comments from Maine DOE Visual and Performing Arts Specialist Jason Anderson and Deputy Commissioner Dan Chuhta, the Mattanawcook Junior High School Grade 4 Chorus performed two songs about Maine, before Mattanawcook Junior High School student artists were each presented with a certificate from the Maine DOE and a signed letter from Governor Janet Mills.
Following the ceremony, Department of Education staff took students, educators and their family members on a guided tour of artwork that is hung around the halls of the Department.