Yesterday evening, March 8th, the Boys’ Latin art department hosted a middle school art show at Sofi’s Crepes in Belvedere Square. The show was organized by Middle School Art Teacher Sarah Molling and featured selections from 37 students “who display passion, drive, and a talent for the visual arts,” said Molling. These sixth, seventh, and eighth grade artists were excited to have their work displayed in the community, and it meant so much to them to see many BL families, faculty and staff at the show.
The packed crowd not only enjoyed student talents and crepes, they also were supporting a local nonprofit organization called UnCUFFED, which works with youth who are charged as adults in the criminal justice system. Sopi’s Crepes generously donated a portion of the evening’s sales to UnCUFFED, where Sarah Molling also volunteers as a mentor to teenage girls and an art teacher to the teenage boys. Sarah said UnCUFFED “works with youth who are charged as adults in the criminal justice system. They work with detention facilities, businesses, and parents to help youth that are being held in adult facilities transition to the next stage of life. By spending time with these youth and building enduring relationships, UnCUFFED seeks the privilege to guide their perspective, show them love, and prepare them with skills for an uncertain future. Their goal is to help youth mature, show the community how to help, and work to reduce repeat offenders. ”
“Boys’ Latin thanks Sarah Molling for her work with our students and her service to the broader community. Essential in the Boys’ Latin mission are core values of courage, integrity and compassion. In Miss Molling’s organization of this event, we see a positive example of BL values in addition to her genuine joy of teaching and genuine joy of learning,” said Sarah Woods, Director of Strategic Communications, on behalf of the school. The art will remain on display for one week.
Boys’ Latin is Maryland’s oldest independent, nonsectarian college-preparatory school for boys. For 170+ years, Lakers have embodied our motto – Esse Quam Videri (to be, rather than to seem), which sets a standard of authenticity and humility. Beyond what seems sufficient to others, Lakers seek TRUE EXCELLENCE in deeper insights, extra steps, harder decisions and, ultimately, greater impact.
For David, a Fulbright Scholar, he is pursuing his interest in medical research. While Dennis studies law at Harvard University, Jamal pursues his passion for engineering at Kenyon College, and Josh studies at Berklee College of Music. BL alumni have gone on to be Pulitzer Prize winners and successful entrepreneurs, Rhodes Scholars and firefighters, philanthropists and cartoonists plus more.
BL is a small school where each student is uniquely known and cherished for who he is and is encouraged to grow to be his best, true self. There are many options for arts and activities – jazz ensembles, robotics teams, theater, Model UN, community service projects and conference-championship-level athletic teams in a dozen sports. We challenge each boy to discover his interests and become HIS best here and in life beyond our campus. We celebrate the opportunity to make a difference in the life of each student.
The campus is 41-acres in Roland Park with state-of-the art classrooms, three libraries, dedicated visual and performing arts centers and outstanding athletic facilities. For more information, please visit www.boyslatinmd.com.
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