Ridgely Middle School Girl Scouts paint mural for Winand Elementary School


This past summer, six Girl Scouts—Julia Clark, Abby Huebler, Francesca LaRocca, Emily Linhard, Emma Walz, and Alix Williams—from Ridgely Middle School dedicated a week of their summer break to the creation of a mural for Winand Elementary School.

Seeking to earn their Silver Badge Award, an honor granted to those who volunteer in the community, the eighth grade students met with several Winand Elementary School faculty and staff members to discuss the design of the mural. The final execution features an image of the school’s mascot, Wilbur, entering a forest. In the sky above, an inspirational message, “It’s worth the hike,” rests just above the pictured rainbow. According to school staff, the students at Winand love seeing the artwork as well as finding all the hidden treasures the girls included in the painting.

Winand Elementary School invites the community to see the mural, which is located in the hallway near the speech and language room.


Story and photo submitted by Meghan Covert, speech language pathologist, Winand Elementary School. Story edited by Blake Lubinski, intern in the BCPS Office of Communications and senior at Towson High School.
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