Kohl’s Department Store is partnering with Mission High School to help beautify the Library Resource and Multimedia centers. Librarian Elizabeth H. Cavazos wanted to create a dynamic environment for students, staff and community members, and rather than going out to purchase ready-made art, she found a way to showcase student talent.

Through the Kohl’s Cares program, Cavazos helped the school get a $1,000 grant to fund the beautification project.

“I could have gone out and bought art, but the whole idea was to have them leave their mark,” said Cavazos, “so they can leave something behind and impact their fellow art students.”

Kohl’s presented the grant to the school on March 3. The monies went toward the purchase of supplies to enable students to create the art pieces that will soon be on display. The pieces will depict the different academic disciplines in the modern art style.

Pictured from left, Elizabeth H. Cavazos, librarian; Miguel Campos, art student; Lenny Blanco, art student; Filiberto Gutierrez, art teacher;  Annette Espiritu art student; Edilberto Flores, Principal; Romaldo Moreno, Kohl’s Rep.; Yesenia Salazar, Kohl’s Rep.; Nancy Lopez, Kohl’s Rep.; Jose Salazar, Kohl’s Asst. Manager; Elizabeth Villarreal, Kohl’s Asst. Manager; German Tellez, Kohl’s Rep.; Mrs. Marisol Karam, art teacher; Sandra Rodriguez, dean of instruction; Rachel Clark, art student; Valeria Lopez, art student; Kimberly Pacheco, art student; and Rebecca Rendon, art student.