The Tree of Life represents students growth at ACS

COLUMBUS – Thanks to a grant from the Columbus Arts Council and a partnership with the Mississippi Arts Commission, Annunciation School (ACS) students, faculty and staff created a very special collaborative art piece.
With the help of local artist Katherine Munson, art teacher Jacque Junkins worked with every student to create a mural representing the unity of the school and community that will proudly hang in the school main building.
The eighth grade students brainstormed and sketched ideas to represent what Arts Captivating Spirits means to them and their personal journey through ACS. They collectively decided on “The Tree of Life” representing their physical, mental, spiritual and emotional growth during their time at our school.
The roots of the tree represent the teachers, who they see as the foundation of their growth. The sun in the mural represents God, with the three layers of the sun representing the Holy Trinity.
The result of the entire ACS family’s work is a mural representing the extensive collaboration that is the foundation of our arts integrated curriculum.
Members of the Columbus and Starkville communities helped in the design, including the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Sciences “Do Something” program helping with the younger ACS students with their work on the mural.