The above drawings, held by students, depict the State House.
Yesterday we wrote a bit about maaps, and the opportunities that surface from being a member of this amazing Chapter 766 organization. Specifically, maaps works with some 7,000 children with special needs from 87 Massachusetts schools. maaps’ Government Affairs Committee launched its 1st Annual Public Service Award Student Art Contest in advance of the Association’s 38th Annual Conference on April 1st, 2016. maaps is seeking student art submissions depicting Boston’s historic State House from students at our member schools.
The submissions will be entered into a Student Art Contest. Artwork from the winning submission, selected by the Government Affairs Committee, will be framed or otherwise included in the Public Service Award recognition plaque to be presented at the maaps Annual Conference in April.
In order for Latham Students to participate, they had to do some research. The students learned a bit about the history behind the Massachusetts State House, it’s location in Boston, and the construction and physical appearance. Before you know it, this drawing contest turned into a history, geography, and architecture lesson! Whether or not our students make it to the maaps Annual Conference as winning contestants, we are proud of their progress and amazing skill!