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Students Let Their Creativity Shine through Summer Arts Camp

Kids in Jefferson Parish let their creativity shine at Summer Arts Camps held at various schools around the district.

According to Jennifer Campbell, Summer Arts Camp Director at Truman Middle School, the experience is just “a whole lot of fun” for the children.

“We have several classes including wood working, cartooning, music, chorus, chess, painting, jewelry making, crafts galore, drawing, creative writing and the list goes on,” she said.

Camper Tayioncye Riggins took several classes, but said that her favorite class was painting.

Irene Estevez came to camp because she received a scholarship from Jefferson Elementary and her favorite class was sewing.

“I made an apron, a purse, a wallet, pillows and a pot holder,” she said proudly.

Theater teacher, Rene Piazza, is in charge of play production.

“We put on a play with the kids in three weeks and we make sure that every child has a chance to shine,” he said.

Mechelle Duplantier’s daughter has attended the summer arts camp for the past four years.

“She thinks it’s the best thing ever and she looks forward to it,” Duplantier said.  “It’s a great opportunity for her to meet new people. She seems to be really inspired when she comes to camp.”