A New Mountain Lion dedicated at the Mountain School!

| June 2, 2014

Arizona Daily Sun posted Sunday, June 1:

The latest in a series of mountain lion statues was dedicated recently at Mountain School. The lion was painted by artist and Mountain School art teacher Peter Grosshauser, with creative input from the school’s students. Flagstaff Mayor Jerry Nabours was on hand for the May 23 dedication ceremony and is pictured above with Mountain School students and staff. The statue is part of the Promoting Assets with Sculpture (PAWS) project coordinated by the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth. Each sculpture represents one of the 40 developmental assets identified by the Search Institute as the opportunities and resources that children and youth need to succeed in life. Some examples of assets include: high expectations, parent involvement in school, school engagement, planning and decision making, and a positive view of personal future. Each sculpture is sponsored by a local organization or business, and is decorated by a local artist in conjunction with a group of local youth. To date, more than a dozen PAWS mountain lions are located throughout the city of Flagstaff at public parks, libraries, schools, nonprofit organizations and businesses. Each sculpture has a plaque that identifies the sponsor, artist, youth or youth group, asset represented, and a question related to building assets. The Mountain School sculpture represents Asset No. 5: a caring school environment.   For a copy of the full article CLICK HERE.

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