St. Cloud Elementary School Celebrates New Mural During Flag Day Ceremony

Teacher Susan Kantor, Principal Eric Price, and Assemblyman John McKeon cut the ribbon for the new mural in the St. Cloud entranceway. Credits: Cynthia Cumming
Front Row (L-R) Alex Tornopsky, Charlotte Beetar, Jack Berman, Hananiah Asfaw Middle Row (L-R) Ari Montague, Robert McClammy, Ally Glicker, Emma Glicker, Naya Peterson, Garbriel Infante Back Row (L-R) Anne Egan, Vincent Egan, Eric Price, Susan Kantor, Caren Frost Olmsted, David Handsman Credits: Cynthia Cumming
Principal Eric Price speaks to students on the front lawn of St. Cloud during the Flag Day Ceremony. Credits: Cynthia Cumming
Caren Frost Olmsted and Susan Kantor. Credits: Cynthia Cumming
Jackie Robinson. Credits: Cynthia Cumming
Edison Lab in West Orange.  Note at bottom right of mural: ' Mural painted by the St. Cloud students, parents and community during an artist residency with Caren Frost Olmsted of Morris Arts.' Credits: Cynthia Cumming
Abraham and Tad Lincoln. Credits: Cynthia Cumming
West Orange Town Hall. Credits: Cynthia Cumming

WEST ORANGE, NJ - St. Cloud Elementary School celebrated Flag Day by singing patriotic songs and cutting the Ribbon on the new wall mural now gracing the entrance hallway of the school.

Despite a few raindrops, the school gathered on the front lawn, along with parents, officials, and even former alumni, to celebrate the mural that students raised $11,000.00 to produce.  Every student, every teacher, each staff member, and any parent wishing to participate had a hand in the sketching, painting, and completion of the mural, which was spearheaded and overseen by artist Caren Frost Olmsted.  Scenes of the Edison Lab, Town Hall, and Turtleback Zoo are featured, along with several famous figures like Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Edison, Clara Barton, Jackie Robinson, and Martin Luther King.

The students gathered on the front lawn to watch teacher Susan Kantor, Assemblyman John McKeon, and Principal Eric Price cut the ribbon celebrating the mural, and waved American flags as they sang patriotic songs for Flag Day.


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