Students make their mark on Apex High School By McKenzie Feldman

With over ninety years of history in the heart of Apex, North Carolina, Apex High School is making their big move to Green Level High School next year. One of the biggest contributions to Apex High School is the student body. They are a big part of our school’s unique spirit. The PTSA provided students with the opportunity to make their mark on Apex by creating murals that will be showcased along the hallways throughout the school. These creations highlight the personality of the students and what they think makes our school special. Check out the talent behind all these awesome murals!

"New Maker Club"

Artists:

Alyssa Killingsworth, Helen Julian, Gabby Rhodes, Michelle Ketterer, Sasha Gilliatt, Merryn Brown. Every club member added their handprint to the mural.

“Maker Club does both fun and community service based crafts. Most everyone in the club helped paint the mural.”

“History Club”

Artists:

Audrey Porter, Elizabeth Dobbs, Erica Hwang, Jenna Fredrick, Julianne Chatham, Julie Woods, Margaret Matthews, Melissa Patrocinio, Sakshi Bhatia, Weston Desimone.

“History Club’s Mural is a symbolic portrayal of history and its relevance. It truly embodies the History Club's mission to allow students to see history as the common ground of human experience. The globe at the center represents humanity's role in the center of history and the interconnectedness of all people. The orange and blue splatters throughout the mural symbolize the ambiguity of history. The interpretations of history can vary infinitely, but discussion and debate about history allows people to become more open minded and understand the subject with all its intricacies and complexities!”

"A Thousand Words"

Artists:

Una Holland, DJ Lah, Claire Feasey, Caaroline Rydesky, Emma Lynch, Jes Stiehm, Ryan Nguyen, Francis "Kiwi" Dudding, Merryn Brown, Alex "sasha" Gilliat, Audrey Porter, Ty Robinson, Hailee Brower, Vi Martin, Madison Coffin, Griffin Watson, Carolina Reyes, Brady Alfonso, Molly Anderson, Atheria Balu,Sammie Graff, Lili Collura-Lambright, Alyssa Killingsworth, Helen Julian, Mr. Coffey.

"Writers' Club" is inked out on our mural. It stops right at the nib of the pen, creating the illusion that the quill had just finished writing the title down. The entire club's names have been written with sharpie around the blank spaces.

"Knowledge Taking Root"

Artists:

Kenna King, Ashley Gonya, Megan Rosen, Aley McCaskill, Caroline Rydesky, Jes Stiehm, Merryn Brown, Samantha Adkins, Josh Cole, Rebecca Daniels, Margaret Matthews.

"Our mural is a tree blossoming from words and literary expressions. It represents the growth and knowledge stimulated through reading. The trunk of the tree was created with black acrylic paint, and the leaves were sponged on with gold acrylic."

"The Pieces of Apex"

Artists:

Claire Garner, McKenzie Feldman, Allyson Kilpatirck, Laura Rabb, McKenna Seward, Sarah Ashworth, Kiran Ruff, Emmarose DeCaro,

“The mural represents all of the different pieces that make Apex what it is today. This includes parts of the historical downtown Apex, important parts of the original Apex High School building, and the unique Cougar pride and spirit. Our group of friends wanted to leave our mark on the real Apex High School by highlighting everything we feel makes it special. We will miss the original campus, but WE cannot wait to see where Apex goes in the future!”

"Peaks Up; Forks Down"

Artists:

Katelin Mueller, Sierra Hershberger, Ayesha Dareker, Alli Lackey, Kailyn & Jessie Hainline.

“The piece is an effort to depict our superiority over all other schools, particularly our all-time arch-nemesis, otherwise known as Cary High School. In the fall of our school, the Cougar will rise again, but the Imp will forever be buried in the rubble!”

Young Life Logo

Artist:

Richard Cravener, Patrick Kenney, Reese Coley

This mural, created by myself (Richard Cravener), Patrick Kenney, and Reese Coley, is modeled after the Young Life logo (YL). Young Life is a Christian club that wants to spread God's word while having fun. We have Club night on Mondays where we sing songs, do skits, jump around, and have a party. On Thursdays we do Campaigners. This is the Bible Study night where we focus on reading the Bible and discussing what we read. To come up with the Mural, we researched the logo and saw what would make a good Mural. We hope that this Mural will represent and attract attention to Young Life and its main ideas.

"Cougar Stadium"

Artists:

Margo Harrell, Josie Tarlton, Abbey Bush, Sydney Rodgers, Allie Debevec, Shelby Poliachik.

"WE ARE ALL VERY GLAD THE STADIUM WILL REMAIN PART OF THE NEW APEX HIGH SCHOOL. WE HAVE SPENT NUMEROUS NIGHTS IN THE STANDS FROM OUR CHEERING ON OUR FOOTBALL TEAM, AS WE DANCE THE DRUM LINE WHEN THEY RUN DOWN THE HILL TO CHEERING ON CAT SOCCER AND OF COURSE OUR FAMOUS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP LACROSSE TEAMS! THESE GLITTER FILLED BLEACHERS HOLD SOME OF THE BEST MEMORIES OF OUR DAYS AT APEX. IT WILL BE A VERY SAD GOODBYE AS WE MOVE ON TO COLLEGE.

"The Space between Us"

Artists:

Em Speed, Zach Truelove, Jo Trujillo, Rowan MD.

“I chose this design for my mural because my brother lives in California. I chose to paint four landmarks, one in NC, and one in California and two in between. From left to right these landmarks are the Golden Gate Bridge, Yellowstone National Park, Mt. Rushmore, and Cape Hatteras. My brother was always extremely close to me, so I had to do something for him for his birthday that would blow his mind!

Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets Quote

Artists:

Helen, Ashleigh, Josie, Michelle.

"The mural is a copy of the first warning from the Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets written by Ginny Weasley."

It is so cool to see how students personalized the original Apex High School with these creative murals. Whether it was a team, a club, or a group of friends that came together, all portrayed concepts that make our school even more special.

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