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Artwork by Horace Mann students

From left to right, in the first row are Zachary Smith, second grade; Ella Jennings, kindergarten; and Emily Yocum, first grade. In the second row are Sarah Smith, sixth grade; Jiale Zheng, fourth grade; Caleb Adwell, fifth grade; and Jordan Piveral, third grade. Standing behind the students are Provost Dr. Doug Dunham, President Dr. John Jasinski and Horace Mann Art Instructor Erin Oehler. (PHOTO BY DARREN WHITLEY/UNIVERSITY RELATIONS)

May 13, 2010

Horace Mann artwork to be showcased across campus

MARYVILLE, Mo. - Artwork by Horace Mann students will be displayed in the Gaunt House and offices across the Northwest campus during the upcoming school year as part of a new effort to showcase the work produced by students at the laboratory school.

One piece of artwork by a student from each grade level at Horace Mann has been selected for display. Students whose art was selected will receive the newly-created Horace Mann Showcase Award.

This year's winners are Ella Jennings, kindergarten; Emily Yocum, first grade; Zachary Smith, second grade; Jordan Piveral, third grade; Jiale Zheng, fourth grade; Caleb Adwell, fifth grade; and Sarah Smith, sixth grade.

The students' artwork includes simple, elegant Asian-inspired art, symmetrical designs and one-point perspective drawings. Smith's selection is a three-dimensional mask designed to symbolize her personality traits.

The artwork was selected among pieces displayed last week during Horace Mann's Third Annual Art Show. The concept for the award grew out of Northwest President Dr. John Jasinski's interest in displaying some of the students' work in his office. Northwest Provost Dr. Doug Dunham also expressed interest in displaying the artwork.

Dunham and First Lady Denise Jasinski then selected one piece from each grade level to be displayed during the upcoming school year.

Roanne Solheim, director of Horace Mann Laboratory School, and Erin Oehler, Horace Mann art instructor, are hoping the Showcase awards will be given annually.

For more information, contact Solheim at 660.562.1234 or RAGS@NWMISSOURI.EDU.

Horace Mann Laboratory School and Early Care and Education Laboratory Center is an innovative program that provides a clinical experience for pre-service teachers, and a diverse and interactive learning environment for children ages 3 through sixth grades. Housed in Brown Hall, Horace Mann Laboratory School is a kindergarten-sixth grade school with about 130 students. Additionally, early childhood classes for children age 3 through pre-kindergarten are based in the Early Childhood Center on the lower level.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468