The Memory Project portraits that the OHHS National Art Honor Society students created earlier this fall were successfully delivered to the children and teens from Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico has faced many economic challenges over the past decades. Lack of adequate funding has forced many schools to close, and the percentage of elementary students who qualify for free and reduced lunch is around 90%. Those challenges were already present on the island before Hurricanes Irma and Maria unleashed total destruction in September 2017.
The people at The Memory Project wanted us to know that the children absolutely loved their portraits! The following video of the delivery begins with an introduction to our OHHS NAHS students and their work and then shows the children receiving their portraits together at all the different locations that were involved.