STUDENTS FROM ACROSS MAINE at the Capitol in Augusta recently to speak with legislators about the importance of state-wide, quality art education in an annual event called Arts Education Advocacy Day, organized by the non-profit Maine Alliance for Arts Education. According to Bruce Crawford of the alliance, there were roughly two hundred student-lobbyists in attendance, ranging in age from fourth grade to high school seniors. Lobbying on behalf of Brunswick High School was senior Connor Foushee, pictured here, vice president of his school’s chapter of the National Arts Honors Society. “Art is such an important component of education, because learning how to be imaginative and how to problem solve are both important skills in the real world,” he said.

STUDENTS FROM ACROSS MAINE at the Capitol in Augusta recently to speak with legislators about the importance of state-wide, quality art education in an annual event called Arts Education Advocacy Day, organized by the non-profit Maine Alliance for Arts Education. According to Bruce Crawford of the alliance, there were roughly two hundred student-lobbyists in attendance, ranging in age from fourth grade to high school seniors. Lobbying on behalf of Brunswick High School was senior Connor Foushee, pictured here, vice president of his school’s chapter of the National Arts Honors Society. “Art is such an important component of education, because learning how to be imaginative and how to problem solve are both important skills in the real world,” he said.

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