American students showcase creative work at 'Spring Fling' - GulfToday

American students showcase creative work at 'Spring Fling'

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Annabelle Starr paints during Spring Fling. TNS

The community enjoyed watching and listening to a variety of performances held around-the-clock in both the gymnasium and auditorium recently at Prince George High School

Local students showcased their artistic, theatrical and musical talents at Prince George County Public School’s annual Spring Fling.

The community enjoyed watching and listening to a variety of performances held around-the-clock in both the gymnasium and auditorium recently at Prince George High School.

Wristbands were required this year for the first time. “Our turnout was amazing,” stated PGHS art teacher Cindy Bell. “We’ve had at least three times the amount of attendance this year than last year.”


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According to Bell, each $5.00 wristband included admission, lunch and five activity tickets to include at the art tables set up in the cafeteria.

People of all ages had fun creating shrink art necklaces and keychains as well as Sharpie marker coasters. Other creative stations available to spend tickets on included glitter tattoos, jewel pens, and printmaking. Next to the rows of students’ artwork on display in the cafeteria, PGHS junior Annabelle Starr demonstrated painting with acrylic paint.

“I’m painting model Cindy Crawford to show the process of painting,” stated Starr. “People want to know the inner working behind it.

artist painting 2  North Elementary School art teacher Angela Tucker assists her student Raylan Craft with his shrink art masterpiece at Spring Fling. TNS

“I chose Crawford because her beauty strikes me, and I want to project that to an audience,” Starr explained. Starr’s graphite portrait of Robert Plant won Best in Show.

“The Fine Arts department for the district is really excited about the number of people here because it means more money will be put towards scholarships,” stated Bell. “Last year, we presented $1500 in scholarships, and we hope to surpass that this year.”

“It was awesome,” shared Johnny Roma of Prince George. “Our family had a great time, and our kids give it thumbs up!”

Proceeds raised at Spring Fling 2020 will be presented by the Fine Arts Educators’ Scholarship program to graduating Prince George seniors who plan to pursue a career in the arts. Visit to view additional photos in the online gallery and watch the Prince George All-County Choir sing “Pinwheels” directed by Choral Director Christian “Storm” Burks.

Prince George’s County Public Schools is a large public school district administered by the government of Prince George’s County, Maryland, United States, and is overseen by the Maryland State Department of Education. The school system is headquartered in Upper Marlboro and the district serves Prince George’s County. The district is headed by Monica Goldson and a 14-member Board of Education. With 130,814 students enrolled for the 2017–2018 school year, the Prince George’s County Public Schools system is the second largest school district in the state of Maryland; the third largest school district in both the Washington Metropolitan Area and Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area, after Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia and Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland; and it is one of the top 25 largest school districts in the nation.


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