New Hallway Mural to Greet Returning Students


Kyle Brennan

A new mural adorns one of the walls in Nonnewaug’s front hallway near the auditorium.

Mitchell Brooks, Reporter

WOODBURY — When students walk through the main entrance at Nonnewaug High School, they will now find a mural in the auditorium lobby.

Installed in December, the mural contains pictures of Nonnewaug students engaged in all of the different activities that make Nonnewaug special: academics, athletics, agriscience, arts and after-school activities.

A mural was a planned part of the renovation project on that wall, but the design of the mural changed over the years. Principal Pam Sordi looked for examples of murals at different schools and companies that were used for inspiration.

“We wanted something that represented our students and what makes us special as a school community,” said assistant principal Taryn Fernandez.

The mural was created by a graphic designer from SLAM, the company which designed the renovation project for Nonnewaug.

They created a folder that Sordi, Fernandez, and digital arts teacher Genna Riggi filled with many photos to choose from, and students provided their thoughts on what should be included and the size of the photos. After reviewing the feedback, they decided that the mural would be black and white with the colorful Chiefs logo.

Fernandez concluded: “We felt that black and white pictures were timeless and it also brought attention to what unites us all … being Chiefs!”