CHC fourth-graders celebrate America

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Neighbors | Abby Slanker.C.H. Campbell Elementary School fourth-graders, under the direction of music specialist Michael Fay, performed “Destination: America! An Evening of Art and Music” on May 30.

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Neighbors | Abby Slanker.Fourth-graders line danced during the song “(That’s Why) They Call it Country” at the school’s annual performance of “Destination: America! An Evening of Art and Music” on May 30.

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Neighbors | Abby Slanker.A C.H. Campbell Elementary School fourth-grader took her turn at the microphone for the song “All Aboard for Broadway.”

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Neighbors | Abby Slanker.C.H. Campbell Elementary School fourth-grade students’ artwork, “The Altered Book Project 2017-18,” was on display in the cafeteria during the school’s annual performance of “Destination: America! An Evening of Art and Music.”

By ABBY SLANKER

neighbors@vindy.com

C.H. Campbell Elementary School fourth-graders, under the direction of music specialist Michael Fay, presented “Destination: America! An Evening of Art and Music” by John Jacobson and Roger Emerson on May 30. Friends and family members gathered at the Canfield High School auditorium to enjoy music from around America, including rock and roll, country, Broadway and Motown.

C.H. Campbell Elementary School Principal Travis Lavery welcomed the large audience to the show.

“Welcome to our fourth-grade fine arts night. The students’ art which is on display in the cafeteria is the result of our art teacher Diane Leonard spending five years working hard with the students. I am privileged to be a part of Canfield Local Schools which has a strong commitment to arts and educating the whole child. I would like to thank Mr. Fay for all the hard work he had done day in and day out. And thank you to Mrs. Leonard who has a variety of projects and activities on a daily basis to build the students’ talent. Thank you to our fourth-grade teachers for their dedication and hard work day in and day out. And to you parents, thank you for your support. No wonder this is an amazing place to live and work, it’s because of you and your children. And with that, I will turn it over to Mr. Fay. Enjoy our fourth-grade performance of “Destination: America!” Lavery said.

The students began their program with “Destination: America!” and then moved onto “Hitsville, U.S.A.” The next song the students performed was “(That’s Why) They Call it Country,” with students line dancing.

The fourth number the students performed was “Go, Go, Go Guitars” with students displaying their gymnastics skills. “All Aboard for Broadway” was next in the program.

The students then performed “It’s American as Rock N Roll.” The students closed their show with “Reprise: Destination: America!,” during which the students came out into the audience and sang in the aisles.

The students’ featured art work, “The Altered Book Project 2017-18,” was displayed in the cafeteria. C.H Campbell art teacher Diane Leonard organized the art portion of the evening.

For the project, the fourth-graders used old and discarded text books, and upscaled old books into art journals with a theme of All About Me.

Some of the pages in the art journals offered visual representatives of their lives and included, I Have a Heart - I am Passionate, Hand it to Me - I am a Character, I am a Super Hero - My Avatar, Our Futures in Colored Bubbles, When I am Older…, A Reflection of My Personality, The Recipe for my Favorite Color and I Am - Word Collage.

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