Monday, January 20, 2014

Marnia Claunch Wins with Confidence

Marnia Claunch, UCHS senior is a 2013 Walgreens Expressions Challenge Finalist for Visual Arts in the St. Louis area. As a finalist, Marina has the opportunity to win up to $2,000 and $500 for her teacher.

The Walgreens Expressions Challenge is an incentive based program established to engage high school teens ages 14 to 18 in the conversation of healthy choices for their future through creative expression. 

For more details, visit

Marnia Claunch's winning entry

Marnie also has a Facebook page for her artwork which you can view at

Following Facebook

If you follow your friends on Facebook, then you need to "Like" the page for the School District of University City. The page is a great source of information for calendar events and school closings, but exciting news such as honored teachers and students. Here are a sampling of posts from the past couple of weeks.

Featured in the photo by Brittany Wood Band Director, Phil Forrester, are (left to right)
Braeske, Pomerantz, Lowery, Lewis, Phillips and Thoroughman.

These students were selected to perform in the E. Desmond Lee Middle School Honor Band. They have begun rehearsals and will be performing at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6 at the Touhill on the UMSL campus. Doors open at 6 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.