South High Students Show Off Creative Talents, Love Of Cars

On Friday, South High School hosted its annual Art Fest and Auto Show events across the school.

The Art Fest, sponsored by the school’s Art Club, included dozens of pieces on display by students throughout the Commons, a sidewalk chalk mural, henna tattoo art, jewelry sales, live music acts, and root beer floats. The indoor exhibit included over 200 pieces of art on display in the Commons, including ceramics, painted chairs, and two-dimensional pieces in paint, charcoal, pastel, pencil, mixed media. The north and west glass walls of the Commons became an exhibit space of self-portraits, looking over the exhibit and lunch space below.

The 8th annual Auto Show event took place in the auto shop and adjacent parking lots on the south and east corners of the building. The event included over 50 vehicles from students and staff, and display vehicles from local businesses, including RDO Equipment, Titan Machinery and Butler Machinery – partners in the District’s diesel technology education pilot program. Butler included a backhoe in its display, which was set up for interactive use by the students.

Other displays of the show included military, law enforcement and emergency vehicles, motorcycles, a shed built for the South High Bike Club by Construction I students, and a Bike Club restoration project – the “Bruin Cruiser” – an antique J.C. Higgins (Schwinn-built) bicycle, which is now on display in the school’s main office.