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Student Art on Display Downtown


Created through collaboration by Blue Lions from Kindergarten to the Senior Class, this impressive work of art served as the centerpiece of Washington Court House City Schools’ 2024 ARTS ROAR, an evening dedicated to celebrating the vibrant arts within our schools and community.

The theme for this year's ARTS ROAR drew inspiration from our cherished alma mater, “We’ll Honor Washington.” The song, known today as the Washington Alma Mater, first appeared in its entirety in the 1925 Sunburst, our enduring student annual publication, and was also featured in the 1925 graduation program.

However, it was through the diligent research of student Lynnon Haines that we learned the chorus and references to a song titled "We’ll Honor Washington" were first penned in the 1924 edition of the Sunburst.

As no such references are found in the earlier editions from 1923, 1922, or 1921, nor in the 1914 or 1912 yearbooks, the 1924 Sunburst stands as the earliest known inception of our school’s beloved song, making this year the centennial of its creation.

To commemorate this 100-year milestone, the 2024 ARTS ROAR theme was inspired by the timeless lyrics of our alma mater. The celebration spanned all forms of artistic expression, from the harmonious voices of the choirs, the stirring performances of the bands, to the vivid physical creations of paint, chalk, and clay.

As the crowning feature of the event, each letter of the word "LOVE" was entrusted to students from the four buildings, allowing them to infuse their own unique artistic touches to the cohesive piece.

L – Cherry Hill Primary School
O – Belle Aire Intermediate School
V – Washington Middle School
E – Washington High School

This collaborative masterpiece, symbolizing our students’ love and pride for Washington, as well as the strong tradition of the arts in our community, will be proudly displayed at the courthouse plaza from May 23, 2024, until June 10, 2024.

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