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Ayanna Gadsden  C.E. Williams Middle School Fine Arts NightC.E. Williams Middle School for Creative and Scientific Arts held its annual Fine Arts Night recently. The school facility was transformed with decorations and lighting to welcome parents, students, and staff. The annual Fine Arts Night has grown into a full-fledged party, and showcase of the artistic talents of students at the school. In addition to visual arts of all types of media, the event has grown to include performances like strings, horns, vocalists, and guitarists. New to the program this year were steel drums, dance, and step team.

Christian Wilson ce williams middle school fine arts nightMost events were standing room only with a crowd of over 500. The Fine Arts Team, consisting of Shannon Carroll, Andrew Felker, Braeden Kershner, Adam McCormick, Meghan Scoggins, and Casey Thaler, pulled off an awesome event. "Student performers shined, parents beamed, and proud teachers enjoyed seeing the impact of their investments into students' present and future realities," said Principal Shannon Cook.

"Fine Arts Night is a special event because it is geared toward the students," said CEWMS visual arts teacher Shannon Carroll. "Students share their talent with their family and friends."

Over 100 pieces of student art were on exhibit at Fine Arts Night. This year's Visual Arts winners were Maddie Steen (first), Kendall Spivey (second), and April Sires (third). Isabella Sullivan, Ayanna Gadsden, and Hallie Hammond were also awarded honorable mentions.

Not only do parents and teachers get an opportunity to beam with pride, C.E. Williams' students also find a variety of facets to enjoy about the evening. "I loved seeing the step team," said CEWMS eighth grader Abby Lentz. "Their routine was great! I also enjoyed seeing my artwork."

"The best part was when drumline came out and two kids had a drum war on the other person's drum," said eighth grader said sixth grader Megan Clark.