Last week, six Wilton High School students were recognized at the Connecticut Scholastic Art Awards. This week, some of those same students did something deserving of more recognition as well, bringing a little bit of kindness and compassion to patients at Wilton Meadows Health Care Center.
The CT Scholastic Art Awards is a juried competition, in which entrants are professionally judged and assessed on high-level standards. Both students and teachers are recognized by the judges.
Among the winners from Wilton are six ceramics students, taught by Michelle Currier: Zoey Araquel, Emma Caldwell, Davis Cote, Megan McNamara, Julianna Russo, and Maud Seymour.
Some of those same students visited Wilton Meadows Health Care Center on Monday, as Currier’s advanced ceramics class took a field trip during their class period to visit with residents at the nursing and rehabilitation care center and integrate the artistic skills they’ve learned at school.
Each student made a flower pot on the potters wheel to donate. They brought the plants and soil to Wilton Meadows and planted them with the help of the residents. At the end of the visit, the residents got to keep the potted plants. Currier put the program together with juniors Maud Seymour and Megan McNamara.
“My students and I really enjoyed visiting Wilton Meadows as part of a service-based project geared towards helping the community. I am so proud of the kindness displayed by my students towards the residents. I saw students gain a sense of personal satisfaction knowing they are making a difference in other people’s lives,” Currier said.