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Student art symbolizes school’s identity

DAVID CITY (SNR) - Students at St. Mary Elementary School in David City created an art glass mosaic, displayed in the main hallway, which reflects the identity of the school.

Directed by Mrs. Cech, art teacher at Aquinas Middle and High School in David City, the students designed and created the symbols in the mosaic. During the 2015-16 school year, each grade chose a religious or academic symbol to represent their class.

The kindergarten class was represented, for example, with  ABCs and 1-2-3, but also with their annual Lenten participation in a living stations of the cross presentation. The first grade chose a lily to represent Mary the school’s patronness. The fourth-graders  also represented Mary, as well as symbols of the state to represent their Nebraska studies. 

The third grade chose the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the solar system.

Fittingly, the second-graders chose a chalice and host because they received their first Communion during the second grade. And the fifth-graders, who received the Sacrament of Confirmation, chose a dove to symbolize the gift of the Holy Spirit received during the Sacrament of Confirmation. The grades also chose academic symbols to represent their years: a metamorphosized butterfly for the second-grade class, and the American Flag and President George Washington for the fifth-graders.

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