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News for Frances Slocum Elementary School


Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
MARION — Three Marion elementary school students, along with another formerly attending school here, earned high honors in the annual Symphony in Color statewide art competition.

Zoe Stiles, a fourth-grader at Kendall Elementary School, and Annie Moore, a third-grader at Frances Slocum Elementary School, along with her former schoolmate, Joseph Sawyer, who has since moved from the area, all earned Gold Ribbons at the state level in the annual contest that blends symphonic music and visual arts.

Gold Ribbon winners’ artwork is on display at the Hilbert Circle Theater, 32 E. Washington St., Indianapolis, from Feb. 25 through March 25, 2013.

Heidy Garrido, a first-grader at Kendall Elementary School, was a finalist at the state level, and her artwork will be on display along with the 99 other finalists and 10 honorable mentions from April 8 to May 5, 2013, at the Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St., Indianapolis.

More than 30,000 students in grades kindergarten through sixth from across the state participate in the competition, presented by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Association and Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Each year, five musical selections are chosen from the current ISO season, and art teachers across the state utilize the selections in a special activity, in which students produce artwork inspired by the music played for them.

This year’s musical selections were “Four Sea Intrusions” by Britten; “Sinfonia Sevilana, Opus 23; Finale” by Turina; “Symphony No. 4, Scherzo” by Bruckner; “Symphony No. 3, Finale” by Saint-Saens; and “Gallop from Masquerade Suite” by Khachaturian.