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CATA Student Designs Global Mural

At the end of the 2012-213 school year, the Globalization Committee held a Global Mural Contest. Students submitted designs to paint on the wall outside of the Guidance Office. Alex Alamos won that contest with a beautiful design which included famous buildings around the world.

Alex started painting the mural over the summer and recently finished. He had some help throughout his endeavor. Kaley Kirby, Camille Alvin and Ms. Kopchick all pitched in at different times to help Alex with his mural.

When asked why he chose the particular structures, Alex stated, “I wanted to choose awesome iconic buildings from all over the world and from different time periods. I chose the Burj Khalifa from Dubai as one of my buildings because it is currently the worlds tallest building and very modern. It was completed in 2010. The Great Pyramid of Giza was the tallest building when it was built around 2560 BC, and it held that record for over 3800 years. I chose the Eiffel tower because it also held the tallest building record when it was completed in 1889. The Parthenon in Athens, Greece has been very influential in modern architecture. I chose a Mayan pyramid built around 3000 years ago, because it is probably the most recognizable building in Latin America. Saint Basil's Cathedral in Moscow, built in the 1500s, has the interesting onion domes. It also marks the geometric center of Moscow. I chose the Sydney Opera House from Sydney, Australia, built in 1973, because it has a very unique design. Finally, the San Francisco bridge is a beautiful bridge and is located in the United States.”  

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Written by: Kortney Kopchick, Teacher
Posted: Nov 18, 2013 by Deb Christensen

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