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Second NHCS Teacher’s Artwork Selected for Downtown Exhibit

Trask Teacher Schala Harper
Schala Harper, an EC teacher at Trask Middle School, is the second teacher recently selected to have their artwork featured in the End Racism Now Exhibition in downtown Wilmington. 
“I am so excited and honored to have been selected for the mural upcoming in Wilmington, NC,” says Ms. Harper. “I chose to provide images of the many components of my culture using a quilt design. Historically, an African quilt is a traditional handmade piece, passed down to generations, and symbolically tells a story. I am using art as a voice to express the love I have for my culture, to bring awareness towards the movement, to learn, share, create and help to break down stereotypes with easy conversations.”
The art installation, in the form of large three-dimensional letters, will be on display at the Jervay Memorial Park for one year.  Ms. Harper was one of just 18 selected for the mural and her artwork will appear on the letter A of “Black Lives Matter.”