Governor's Arts Awards

We were quite pleased to be listed among the Governor's Arts Awards Arts-In-Education (Organization) nominees this year.  The Awards have recognized distinguished artists and arts organizations since 1981 based on the significance of their artistic contributions and achievements over time.  Eighty-one individuals and organizations were nominated this year.  Marshall Magnet School was in very good company.

We didn't win.

But, as a consolation, we were nevertheless very happy to find ourselves  mentioned by-name as a noteworthy arts magnet school by Governor Brewer in her keynote speech at the awards ceremony. As part of her introductory comments she said,

"I’m especially proud of the fact that among its many fine programs, the Arizona Commission on the Arts helps deliver arts experiences to 1.7 million school children... Arts charter and magnet schools all over our state are proving that the arts are an important way to improve overall learning. Schools like the Marshall Magnet Elementary School in Flagstaff, the Morristown Elementary School in Morristown and the Arizona School for the Arts right here in Phoenix can boast just as much about the artistic skills of their students as they can about their academic achievements."

High praise!  Thanks Governor Brewer!

If you like, you can download the entire transcript of her comments.

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