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Art in Alternative Education

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On Sunday June 7th, 2015, Carlos Mendoza Galvan, 16 and a longtime resident of Williams, was awarded the prestigious Hattie Award the Colusa County Arts Council at the Colusa County Fairgrounds.

The Hattie Award was given by the Fair in honor of Harriet Resch (or “Hattie”) who gave out three awards ($50 and two $25) to the Best of Division artists that caught her eye.

Carlos’ “Winter Birches” captures his creativity and high energy personality, and Hattie liked how colorful it was.

He also won a first place and Best of Division ribbons.

Carlos is a student in Mrs. Hedley’s Opportunity Program at Williams Jr./Sr. High School and with her help he has made great strides toward a better educational career.

Mrs. Hedley teaches 7th-12th-grade high-risk students helping them with credits, grades, and behavior. She teaches them art along with a variety of other subjects. She also teaches at Williams

High School with a beginning art course. Mendoza has been a crucial asset to the Opportunity Program and has improved school culture on campus.

“Carlos is one of the most helpful students I have worked with,” said Hedley, “He is not always confident in his talents and accomplishments though. When I work with him this year on art and his other schoolwork, he says that he is not able to do it. He said that he could not draw or do art, but then he is always happy with the result. I am glad that others see his potential. I am so proud of this kiddo.”

Carlos plans on becoming an accountant or marine biologist but admits how he likes art and thinks that he draws so much better than the beginning of this school year.

Special thanks to Jonathan Howard, Berenice Dommer, Harriet Resch and the Colusa County Arts Council for supporting the Arts.

Lloyd Green Jr, Editor
Lloyd Green Jr, Editorhttps://williamspioneer.com
Lloyd Green Jr. is the Owner and Publisher of the Williams Pioneer Review. He is dedicated in publishing the news and informing the community of Colusa County. Lloyd has been with the publication since 2008, and purchased the business in 2010. Under his ownership the newspaper has grown significantly in subscriptions, publishes weekly, and obtained the title of Newspaper of General Circulation by the Superior Court of Colusa County in Sept. 2017. Lloyd is also the director of advertising, classified manager, legal notice clerk, and circulation manager. To contact Lloyd, email him at lloyd@colusacountynews.net or call (530) 458-4141 ext. 100.

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