News Release: New Mural Installed At William Paca ES

December 17, 2012
For Immediate Release
Office of Communications

Students, staff, parents and community members joined Williams Paca Elementary School in completing its mural installation project, which was made possible through the “Mural In A Day” contest, a Prince George’s County Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative.

“We are so happy to have the mural installed at our school,” said Dorthy Clowers, Principal at William Paca Elementary School. “The mural does a great job of showing the William Paca Community and will continue to be a positive source for our school even after I retire.”

The “Mural In A Day” contest was coordinated through the Prince George’s County “Art in Public Places” program and partnered with CBS Radio/WPGC 95.5 FM, to raise awareness about the County’s Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative through public art.

Jose Piedra, winning artist and resident of Prince George’s County, was excited to have the mural installed at the schools grounds.

“It was great seeing the kids complete the mural,” said Piedra. “The students will now see their hard work everyday when they come to school, which promotes a healthy living lifestyle.”

The contest production and installation of the mural was also sponsored and underwritten by Prince George’s Community Federal Credit Union and the Prince George’s County Health Department.

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Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation's 25 largest school districts, has 209 schools and centers, more than 129,000 students and nearly 19,000 employees. Under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell, the school system serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban and rural communities located in the Washington, DC suburbs. PGCPS is nationally recognized for innovative programs and initiatives that provide students with unique learning opportunities, including arts integration, environmental and financial literacy, and language immersion.