March 12, 2014

The Cabarrus County Education Foundation invites you to celebrate Youth Art Month with us!

The national, annual observance emphasizes the value of art education for all children and encourages the support of quality school art programs. Cabarrus County Schools is fortunate to have a strong visual arts program at the elementary, middle and high school levels.


Celebrating Artistic Achievement in Cabarrus County Public Schools!

Once again, the Cabarrus County Education Foundation (CCEF) will sponsor the Superintendent's Choice art awards in celebration of Youth Art Month. Each year, Superintendent Barry Shepherd selects three new art pieces to add to the superintendent's permanent art collection.  


One winner from each respective group, elementary, middle and high school are given this honor and awarded a monetary gift of $100 at the Cabarrus County Board of Education meeting in April.

To commemorate the month-long observance, CCS is currently hosting a student art exhibit at the Education Center located at 4401 Old Airport Road in Concord. Student artwork is on display during normal business hours, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Additionally, a special reception and celebration will be held for student artists and their families who have pieces on display at the end of March.


Nicole Rosen, visual arts teacher and CCS lead art teacher at Royal Oaks Elementary School and Beverly Hills Elementary School, is serving as this year's Youth Art Month Coordinator.

To give you a taste of the talent that you will see this year, please take a look at the student winners from 2012-2013. . .

Elementary School 

Branson Clement - Charles E. Boger Elementary School

Art Teachers - Terri Edmiston and Jodi Richardson


Middle School 

Gracie Haynes - Concord Middle School
"Barrel Horse"
Art Teacher - Roz Lehning


High School

Haley Bean - Concord High School
"Copperfield Sunset"
Art Teacher - Quin Dionne

"We appreciate the Education Foundation's support of our student artists," said Shepherd. "Through its support of our Youth Art Month activities, the Foundation is helping to cultivate the talents of our future artists."

Please consider giving to the CCEF in support of our programs, CCS teachers and students . . .

Gifts to the Cabarrus County Education
Foundation are tax deductible as outlined by the
Internal Revenue Service

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 March is Youth Art Month
Superintendent's Message
Dr. Barry Shepherd Superintendent for Cabarrus County Schools sends message of support.   Read Dr. Shepherd's Message

Message from  CCEF's Executive Director
Rachel Wilkes, Executive Director for the Cabarrus County Education Foundation invites you to join in support of CCEF's mission. Read Rachel's Statement

CCEF would like to thank the following . . .

Bank of America Matching Gifts Program
D&B Realty, Inc.
Mariam and Robert Hayes Charitable Trust
Lin and Mona Barnhardt
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dollar
Don and Sara Heiser
Ms. Grace Mynatt
Mr. R. David Orr
Dr. and Mrs. Jerry Otteni
Dr. Jeffrey Phillips
Susan and Robert Rourke
Dr. Barry Shepherd
Wayne and Martha Williams 

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