Education: Gift portrait presented to Carson principal at band, visual arts show

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Carson High School held its final band, jazz band and visual arts show of the year May 26. After musical performances and recognition of seniors and their parents, art instructor Mark Riley spoke about Principal Henry Kluttz’s dedication and work ethic at the helm of Jesse Carson High.
On behalf of the fine arts department, Riley then presented a gift portrait to Kluttz, who was accompanied by his wife, Shirley.
The portrait contains the North Carolina flag; the red, white, and blue with USA written aross it to represent Kluttz’s patriotism; the Tarheel symbol; the word “education”; and a lanyard with Carson Cougars on the right side and the name of his wife of 38 years, Shirley, on the left side next to his heart.
The arts show is designed to highlight students’ achievements in various areas of the arts and emphasize that the arts offer a way to motivate students and keep them interested in school.