Brentwood elementary seeking grant for art department

By Crystal Price - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Brentwood Elementary School in Lake Charles is one of more than 100 schools throughout the country competing to receive a grant through a national campaign call "Our School Needs."

The grant is worth $100,000 and geared toward fulfilling the dreams of schools  in need of funding for different departments.

Brentwood Elementary School is requesting funding for a new ceramics department that will enhance the art curriculum available to the students.

"Right now they can paint, but it's not the same thing as working with mud that turns into something as beautiful as a ceramics piece," said Suzanne Walker, the art instructor at Brentwood Elementary School.

If Brentwood receives the grant they will receive new cabinets for storage, two kilns for ceramics, and a building to house the kiln.

"This grant would not only fulfill my dreams, but the dreams of 520 students," said Walker.

Students at Brentwood are also hoping their school is chosen to receive funds for a ceramics department.

"It would help us learn more about art and sculptures," said Johnte Vitz, a student at Brentwood Elementary School.

For more information on how to vote for Brentwood Elementary in's "Our School Needs" contest, click on "Our School Needs" to the right.

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