PHS – Expression of Courage



Paintsville High School students recently participated in the “Expressions of Courage” art project sponsored by Highlands Health System and UK Markey Cancer Center. Melissa Hounshell, Community Outreach Director for UK Markey Cancer Center, visited the school and discussed the project and ways we can be advocates for our health. Student had to reflect on how cancer has affected them and create a 2-D artwork to illustrate expressions of courage.

A Celebration of Courage Art Show, with all participating area high schools, will be held at the Mountain Arts Center on November 14, 2016.  Some projects will be chosen to be displayed at the Markey Cancer Center during the Celebration of Life for Cancer Survivors. Ms. Coleman, Paintsville High School art teacher, would like to encourage everyone to come out and see the emotional pieces the students have created, “I was so touched by some of the artwork and heartfelt emotion the students put into this project.”