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An Evening of the Arts with Superintendent Dr. Jefferies

May 22, 2018




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An Evening of the Arts with Superintendent Dr. Jefferies


Nashville, NC –Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) held the annual Superintendent’s Art Gallery at Rocky Mount High School on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. The gallery collection consisted of 27 pieces of art created by students across the district.

The artistic contributions utilized a variety of mediums including crayon, colored pencil, watercolor, mixed media, paint and more. The Rocky Mount High School Strings Ensemble kicked off the event under the direction of Anna Jane Murray. Superintendent Dr. Shelton Jefferies observed the artwork on display and spoke to each student artist and school art teacher about their creation. A dance troupe from Nash Central High School, under the direction of Kelly Scott, served as the final performance of the night. The event concluded with a certificate presentation by superintendent Dr. Shelton Jefferies for all 27 student artists, as well as a group photo with the student artists, superintendent Dr. Jefferies and members of the NRMPS Board of Education.

Suzanne Weaver, NRMPS K-12 fine arts specialist and coordinator of the event, explained the purpose of the gallery. “The Superintendent's Art Gallery is a celebration to highlight the talent of our visual and performing arts students and the quality of instruction our teachers provide. Our students provided a written artist statement to accompany their work which allowed them to articulate their inspiration behind the artwork, the techniques used and the problem solving skills needed throughout the creative process.  Spectators were able to walk through the gallery, view the artwork and meet the artists and their teachers,” she stated.

Superintendent Dr. Jefferies was amazed at the level of talent represented across the district.  “I am honored to serve as the superintendent of each student who participated in this event. From the 27 amazing artists, elegant dancers and harmonic string ensemble.  Everyone involved, including the art teachers, did an outstanding job,” he said.

Below is a list of students who had their art work selected:

Bailey Elementary – Elyjah Schafer

Baskerville Elementary – Corronthian Johnson

Benvenue Elementary – Camron Williams

Cedar Grove Elementary – Destiny Wallace

Coopers Elementary – Vincent Lin

Englewood Elementary – Ayden Tyndall

Fairview Elementary – Kimora Bryant

Hubbard Elementary – Jacqueline Rodriguez

Johnson Elementary – Nysira Smith

Middlesex Elementary – Clara Avila

Nashville Elementary – Savannah Larwa

Red Oak Elementary – Graham Hicks

Spring Hope Elementary – Jenna Antill

Swift Creek Elementary – Destiny Parker

Williford Elementary – Nevaeh Thompson

Winstead Avenue Elementary – Remi Gray

Edwards Middle – Ana Katherine Weeks

Nash Central Middle – Raegan Weber

Parker Middle – Madison Applebee

Red Oak Middle – Anna Brooks Murray

Rocky Mount Middle – Raykwon Royal

Southern Nash Middle – Kalliyah Coppage

Nash Central High – Taylor Wachowicz

Northern Nash High – Erika Taylor

Rocky Mount High – James Early

Southern Nash High – Adrian Diaz-Medina

Tar River Academy – Angelica Rodriguez


Pictured below: The Superintendent’s Art Gallery student honorees pictured with (front row from left to right) – K-12 fine arts specialist Suzanne Weaver, board chair Ann Edge, superintendent Dr. Shelton Jefferies and board member Evelyn Bulluck.  

Superintendent's Art Gallery