Proviso East High School students and the Village of Maywood have a long history of successful collaboration and community partnership. Now the Village of Maywood Special Events Commission and the Board of Trustees are thanking a few Proviso East students by providing them with laptop computers.
At the June 7th Village Hall Meeting, Proviso East seniors Caitlin Sabie, Shermari Jones, Adrienne Doss, and Belinda Sanchez were given laptop computers as recognition and thanks from the Village for their contributions to their community. The laptops were sponsored by Mayor Henderson Yarbrough along with Trustees Gil Guzman and Melvin Lightford.
“The Special Events Commission would like to thank the Proviso East students for this wonderful collaboration for the past two years. The students have provided beautiful works of art that have been enjoyed by the entire community," said Maywood Special Events Commission Chairman Dawn Williams-Rone during the meeting.
Under the direction of Art Instructor Emily Tonon, the seniors worked with the Village of Maywood on many occasions. They provided the artwork for the "Bringing Books to Life Holiday Windows Series." The students worked tirelessly to design festive window displays for the Village. In 2009 they recreated the seven books of the Chronicles of Narnia. In 2010 they painted the seven books of Ezra Jack Keats titled "The Snowy Day." This year the students helped the Village of Maywood create the 2011 African American Pioneers Exhibit featuring the Clubs and Organizations 1925-1970. The students were given the laptop computers to help support their continued education. Caitlin Sabie will be attending Columbia College. Belinda Sanchez, Adrienne Doss and Shermari Jones will begin their college careers at Triton.
"I would like to thank the village for their support, and I would like to especially thank Dawn and Ms. Tonon for giving us the opportunity to work on a project like that,” said Caitlyn. "The computer has really nice graphics cards, which will be really useful to me since I like to work digitally, and Adrienne and I are trying to start our own commix."
The students’ art teacher, Emily Tonon, also thanked the Village of Maywood for their support.
“I would like to thank the Mayor and the Village Trustees for recognizing the amazing artwork of these students. I especially want to thank Dawn Williams-Rone for all her hard work and dedication to our collaboration. May it last for many years to come.”
Thank you Village of Maywood! You are a vital part of Proviso Rising!