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ASHLAND - It's fall, and that means it's time for window painting in the North Schuylkill School District.
"It’s as much of the Fall tradition as hot apple cider, carving pumpkins, and stuffing a scarecrow," said Jim Gross, district athletic director.
This year marks the 57th year of the tradition, which brings students from grades 7 through 12 out to businesses in each town in the district.
The contest awards a grand prize, 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place, and honorable mention to the best windows. This year's theme, Under the Sea.
Students submit a paper concept, and the top selections are chosen by the NS art department. The students are then assigned to a business's window, where they bring their ideas to life.
Each year, retired North Schuylkill art teachers travel to each town and judge the paintings.
Once again this year, North Schuylkill marked the arrival of Fall with their annual window painting event. Students ranging in grades 7 through 12, took to area towns to decorate business windows, marking the 57th year the window painting contest has taken place. This year’s theme for the windows was “Under the Sea”.
Students first submit a drawing on paper of their ideas, and the top selections as determined by the Art Department at North Schuylkill. Students are then assigned a window where they convert their drawing to a painting. Each year, retired North Schuylkill Art teachers travel from town to town, judging each of the paintings. Prizes are awarded for: Grand Prize, 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place, and Honorable Mention.
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