WRITTEN BY MORGAN JOHNSON
In celebration of our 10-Year Anniversary, the Academy held a celebration event in Mason’s Center for the Arts on Sunday, February 4th. Part of that event was the unveiling of a special “Family Tree”, representing the many people that have been affected positively by Academy programs and have contributed to its success. Students, faculty and staff wrote short and encouraging comments on each of the colorful leaves, celebrating their love of the arts.
Academy Director Libby Curtis spearheaded the project and personally attached every leaf to the Family Tree. “This tree is a great visual snapshot of our growing family,” said Ms. Curtis.“It is a perfect celebration of the positive impact that the Academy has had on the community over the past decade.”
Comments on the leaves varied widely. Some students wrote “Violin is the best!” and “My instructor is the greatest!”, while others wrote “I love Roxy!” (referring to Roxy the certified therapy dog who greets students each week in the office).
Our Family Tree is currently located in Unit A-2 of our Academy Building. Feel free to stop by and see it. As full and beautiful as it is now, we look forward to 10 more years of service and additions to our growing tree!