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In Barnstable, education is far more than the state’s tested subjects. Schools continue to support the development of the Whole Child, knowing the power of music and art to support creativity, self-expression, intellectual development, and overall well-being. The events described below give us the opportunity to celebrate the collective efforts of our students, families, and educators, showcase the incredible talents of our amazing Barnstable students, and signal the significance of the arts within the lives of our students and great community.
Scholastic Art Awards
The Scholastic Art Awards announced the winners for this year’s competition and Barnstable High School was well represented with 15 students taking home awards. The following students were recognized for their excellent work:
Julia Brahms, Caroline Brodt, Celita Cadet, Eva Cotreau, Olivia Eldridge, Gabriella Gray, Victoria Hall, Matthew Higginbotham, Artemis Hukalowicz, Bijon Luczkow, Samantha Lydon, Emily McKinnon, Madelyn Murphy, Zachary Nelson, and Chyna Rothwell.
The Scholastic Art Awards have been recognizing the outstanding work of young artists for close to 100 years. Past recipients have gone on to impact the art world and culture at large in a myriad of ways and include figures like Andy Warhol, Robert Redford, and Truman Capote. Students work is nominated by their art teachers to be put into a regional competition -- Gold Key winners from this pool are sent on to compete at the national level. Barnstable has had students win national awards the last two years.
We are very lucky and thankful to have the support of the Cobb Fund -- they cover the application fee for our students and make it possible for many to enter who would not otherwise be able to.
Barnstable High School Students Art in Town Hall
Barnstable High School Art Department Head Matt Kemp brought his students along with local artists and a naturist to Sandy Neck Beach this past Fall for inspiration and sketching. Their work was on display in Barnstable Town Hall from January 15th – February 28th. At the February 7th School Committee Meeting, four of the students spoke about their experiences at the House at the Halfway Point at Sandy Neck and the art it inspired them to create. The pieces featured included kinetic art, watercolors, and multi-dimension art. Pictures of the artwork are below.
The All Cape and Islands Music Festival
Barnstable Public Schools hosted The All Cape and Islands Music Festival February 1–3, with an amazing concert on February 3rd. I was lucky enough to attend the concert and see the passion these students from around the Cape and Islands have for music and their performances. Barnstable High School had 22 grade 9-12 students participate in the music festival.
The All Cape and Islands Music Festival consists of auditions held in November and a three-day concert festival in February. At the audition festival, judges assess over 330 grade 9-12 students from 15 Cape and Island schools. The students who receive the highest scores are invited to participate in the concert festival. This concert showcases the hard work and dedication of these students and their desire to advance their craft.
BHS Drama Club presents She Loves Me
The Barnstable High School Drama Club is proud to present She Loves Me in the BHS Performing Arts Center on March 16, 17, 18, 23 and 24. This show is considered by many to be the most charming musical ever written. Tickets can be purchased online at BHSDC.org or at the box office the day of the show. I hope to see you at the show.
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM School Committee Meeting