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SUITLAND HIGH MARKS MILESTONE YEAR OF ACCLAIMED MAGNET ARTS PROGRAM

CSPAC holds concerts and art exhibits from Suitland High School, celebrating student's commitment to the arts.

By Erich Wagner, Gazette

Suitland High School senior dance major Kemba Barnes said that despite having longer hours and more schoolwork than non-arts program students, she finds herself getting better grades overall.
 
“[The school’s arts program] helps us focus and not get caught in the regular school atmosphere,” said Kemba, 17, of Forestville. “I know my grades have gone up.”
 
Kemba is among the Suitland High students who will perform tonight and Friday evening as part of the school’s dance concert, “Believe,” in the school’s annual Winterfest, which this year marks the 25th anniversary of Suitland High’s Center for the Visual and Performing Arts.
 
Throughout December, the school will hold concerts and art exhibits, and on Jan. 19 the school will celebrate its anniversary proper with a gala featuring all of its arts programs at the University of Maryland College Park’s Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.
 

Date of Publication: 
12/8/11