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NAHS and Student Government Transform Victory Junction
On Friday, September 19, members of the National Art Honor Society and Student Government arrived before dawn to embark on an adventure–to transform the signature statues at Victory Junction. Hard work and passion were put into the astonishing transformation of over ten statues in less than four hours. Victory Junction is a camp located in Randleman, NC that was created for children with chronic illnesses.
Victory Junction is a racetrack-themed campus that includes a petting zoo, arts and crafts center, movie theater, putt-putt course, bowling alley, and many more exciting activities for children to participate in to help take their focus off of their illnesses while they are there. In addition to the activities, free medical care is offered for all children attending the camp. NAHS member Beth Knight stated, “It was an honor to be a volunteer at such an enriching place. Many people would say we just wanted to get out of class for the day, but it was an opportunity to use our heart we have for art to give back to the people of Victory Junction to keep the cherished camp going.”
According to NAHS advisor Tracy Price, “I am extremely proud of the hard work and commitment the kids put forth! Victory Junction was extremely impressed by their talent! It is important to me to allow students the opportunity to use their talents to give back to the world!” After the students had completed the statue transformations, Tracy Hedrick with Victory Junction emailed the students to say “You guys were able to breathe new life back into the statues and they look incredible!”
Written by: Donna Helms, Web Editor
Posted: Sep 26, 2014 by Donna Helms