Friday, Mar 03, 2017
Carol Marks
  • This beautiful new mural behind the Fair Oaks School is the creation of artist Nico Berry and the students who had the opportunity to work with him to bring it to life. The mural features our California poppies, the Fair Oaks School mascot, the Falcons, and the bright colors and message signify hope and community.

    The message, "I am sombody/Soy Alguien" will be a daily reminder to the students and families of this community that they belong and they are valued. As my Legislative Aide Irving Torres said, "It's a beautiful thing to witness the rise of the next generation" -- no doubt, these young people will be our future leaders.

    Pictured on stage:  Principal, Josh Griffith, Mary Martinez, the Fair Oaks Community School Coordinator and member of the North Fair Oaks Community Council, and the three students who submitted and read their winning entries about what the new mural means to them.

    Congratulations to the North Fair Oaks Arts Workgroup and the NFO Forward Team for advancing this community art and putting together the celebration.