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Banner Brings Art to the Back of CHS

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Leila Durrie
Leila Durrie

It started as a competition but ended up being one of Felix McKenna’s biggest projects at CHS. At the beginning of his junior year, he competed in a contest held for designing the mural that would later be hung up outside of the school. McKenna won the competition, and immediately got to work alongside 10 other students.

“It was quite big, so we were all able to work at the same time,” McKenna said.

The group of students began work on the mural in April and ended in June. Finishing touches were put on the mural this year after McKenna had left for college.

“The mural was a pretty big chunk of the art that I did in high school,” McKenna said.

McKenna was disappointed that the mural wasn’t put up during his time at CHS, but they’re excited to come back and see the mural.

McKenna’s goal for the piece was to illustrate the halls during passing time.

“That’s the time when you talk to all your friends between classes, I feel like that’s very Community,” McKenna said.

The mural is a fun, colorful addition to the exterior of CHS, allowing artists like McKenna to leave a lasting impact on the school.

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Paige Plavnick, Journalist
Paige Plavnick is a sophomore at Community High School. She is starting her first year on staff. When she is not busy with homework, she spends her time student tech directing for the theater program. She also loves spending time with friends and going downtown. She is excited about a fun year with school and friends!
Leila Durrie, Video Producer
Leila Durrie is a Junior and entering her second year in Journalism. When not focusing on school, Leila enjoys doing theatre, being outside in nature (preferably at the beach), thrifting for funky clothes, drinking iced matcha lattes, and spending time with her friends. Leila loves all things music, and can often be found making Spotify playlists with her airpods in. She is so excited about journalism this year and looking forward to focusing on multimedia!

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