KIDS 2014: Introduction + Galleries

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If you thought kids were only interested in playing video games and texting, then think again. For this year’s Kids Issue, Xpress sought out their take on what community means to them. Frankly, we were impressed.

We received a range of writing that showed kids’ work on local service projects, thoughts on local heroes — from nurses to activists to a martial arts instructor — and poems that speak to their own experiences within the community. Kids also wrote about local problems — and what they think should be done about them.

Student art likewise tapped into community themes, including color-drenched paintings of communal meals and sculptures that touch on our collective passion for the natural environment.

Students came from various vantage points, including those from public, home and private schools. If these creative efforts hint at our community’s future, then it seems like a good sign of things to come.

Please browse through the featured articles and galleries below to view the wonderful pieces submitted this year!

Scroll through the slideshow to view submissions from students at Community High School.

Scroll through the slideshow to view submissions from students at A.C. Reynolds High School.

Scroll through the slideshow to view subissions from Clyde A. Erwin Middle School.

Scroll through the slideshow to view submissions from Azalea Mountain School.

Scroll through the slideshow to view submissions from Haw Creek Elementary.

Scroll through the slideshow to view submissions from North Buncombe Middle School.

 

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About Margaret Williams
Editor Margaret Williams first wrote for Xpress in 1994. An Alabama native, she has lived in Western North Carolina since 1987 and completed her Masters of Liberal Arts & Sciences from UNC-Asheville in 2016. Follow me @mvwilliams

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