Charity and art come together at spring fling

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Lower school art lined the halls of the 3000 building while upper school artwork including ceramics, photography, paintings and architecture designs filled the dance and chorus rooms. (Photo/Zoe Persaud)

Showcasing student talent while benefiting charities, the annual Fine Arts Festival took place Sat. Feb. 29 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Lower school art pieces filled the walls of the 3000 building, while upper school students displayed their works of art in the dance and chorus rooms. 

On the basketball court, clubs from around campus set up booths to raise money for their club or an outside charity. The Asian American Student Association (AASA) set up a fan decorating station to raise money for the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation, a non-profit organization for orangutan conservation in Indonesia and charged $2 per fan. Attendees could also get their face painted for free at the student-run face painting booth or throw darts at balloons for $1 to support the Literary Magazine. The National Honor Society (NHS) held a pie-in-the-face booth with different student and teacher volunteers to raise money for Sophia Hurtado, and the TASSEL (Teaching and Sharing Skills for Enriching Lives) club set up a sand art booth to raise money for children in Cambodia. 

“It went really well. We saw so much participation from a variety of people and we sold out all of our sand molds,” TASSEL vice president junior Rebecca Chiet said. “It was rewarding to see all the kids participate in our craft activity and interact with us. It is always such a fun time of the year.”

In the band room and on the soccer field, the band performed their Pep Band music as well as their wind ensemble pieces including “Foundations” and “Nobles March.” 

“Spring Fling was our last performance as a group before Music Performance Assessments (MPA) so it was a good way to practice before we got judged,” junior and flautist Corey Brand said.

From lower school chorus to upper school theater, all corners of the fine arts department came to perform. In the dance room, Dance Tech 2,3,4 and Company performed. Dance Company performed a dance inspired by a speech on the life of an outcast. 

“I love being able to see so many talented people all in one day. Every year I look forward to seeing my friends and siblings perform what they’ve been working on for so long,” junior Anisa Haffizulla said. 

From fine arts performances to club booths, the annual Spring Fling brought together people to enjoy the arts while helping the community.  

See more photos from the event on our Facebook page or in the gallery below.

(Photos/Zoe Persaud and Maia Fernandez Baigun)

Emma Remudo is a junior at American Heritage School in Plantation Fla. and features editor of the Patriot Post. Outside of newsmagazine, she is secretary for Future Business Leaders of America and outreach director for TASSEL Florida. In her free time, she enjoys window shopping at Home Goods and trying vegan foods.

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