Project Graduation: All Night Event for Seniors on May 26th

submitted by Susan Yee Project Graduation is a nationwide movement to provide graduating seniors a safe, drug and alcohol free way to celebrate graduation night. It is a FREE all night party with their friends with free food, music, dancing, Blackjack, poker, zip line, glow basketball, rock climbing, and much, much more! Seniors will sign … Read moreProject Graduation: All Night Event for Seniors on May 26th

Manual / YPAS students accepted to GSA summer program

Congratulations to these students who have been accepted for the 2016 Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts program. This year, over 1,700 students applied for 256 positions; it was a very competitive year. Click here to see the full list including alternates. For those that were not accepted for this summer’s class, here are other opportunities to explore your art and gain valuable experiences.

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Best Buddies Friendship Walk 2016

Best Buddies Jack & Garrett

Best Buddies is an organization dedicated to providing opportunities for friendship, employment and leadership development to those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Their primary fundraiser is the annual Friendship Walk. Manual’s chapter of Best Buddies is hosting this year’s Walk on April 16th, and two students from Manual’s chapter, Jack Bradley and Garrett Ferguson, have … Read moreBest Buddies Friendship Walk 2016

Help The Crimson Mission Advance in Brackets for Good

ANSWER:  $10,000. QUESTION:  What is the amount of money The Crimson Mission, Inc. is trying to win for Manual through Louisville Brackets for Good? The Crimson Mission, Inc. is participating in Louisville Brackets for Good, which is similar to a NCAA March Madness Bracket. Round 1 ends Friday, March 4. They would love to see every Manual … Read moreHelp The Crimson Mission Advance in Brackets for Good

Manual Reflections winners have moved on to state competition!

by Penny DeVenuto The following duPont Manual students’ entries have moved on to the Kentucky PTA for judging, which will take place in February. Should one of these students win at the state level, they will be notified by the KY PTA, and move on to the National PTA competition. Anna Loring (12th) – Film … Read moreManual Reflections winners have moved on to state competition!

15th District PTA 2015-16 Reflections Award Winners

Reflections 2015-16

Congratulations to these eleven Manual/YPAS students who will receive awards at the 15th District PTA Reflections program on December 15, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Sallie Durrett Auditorium. Dr. Hargens and Vice Chairwoman Diane Porter will be there to present the awards. A reception will follow the ceremony at the Gheens Flex Rooms A&B. MacKenzie … Read more15th District PTA 2015-16 Reflections Award Winners

Fun, Free Event at Churchill Downs on October 3rd

Big Shot Event 10.3.15

You and everyone you know are encouraged to join Mr. Curtis and his intrepid group of adventurers on Saturday, Oct 3rd, to create a magical nighttime photograph of Churchill Downs. We will be joining hundreds of other people for this free event in which we will illuminate the Downs with flashlights to create an amazing, … Read moreFun, Free Event at Churchill Downs on October 3rd

2015-2016 PTSA Reflections Contest

Reflections is a cultural arts program that was established by National PTA in 1968. Students may submit original artwork entries in one or more of six categories: literature, musical composition, photography, visual arts, dance choreography, and film production. Reflections entries are judged at the local level, the district level, then at the state level. Kentucky … Read more2015-2016 PTSA Reflections Contest

PTSA Perspectives: Alana Alford, (T)eacher

Alana Alford

Layers, Textures, Richness

Alana Alford
Textile and Design Teacher
Visual Art Magnet Chair
duPont Manual HS, VA Magnet Graduate, Class of 1992

There are many layers and textures in my world, all that have been graciously accepted.

As art can be, life is full of layers and textures, and if you are one of the fortunate ones, richness too.

I come from a family who takes pride in creativity, detail, craftsmanship and tradition. My grandmother sewed and quilted. My grandfather restored a historical old floor loom from our family and taught himself to weave on it. My family collects handmade quilts covered in embroidery details. Our homes are nests for objects that are infused with the spirits of those lost or experiences fleeting. From these relationships and objects, layers of experience are born and intertwine.

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