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Art and Innovation Fair at Little Mill showcases passion projects

NORTHWEST FORSYTH — Students at Little Mill Middle School held their second annual Art and Innovation Fair on Thursday afternoon, showcasing their creative and innovative passion projects they worked on throughout the school year.

More than 384 students applied for the contest, with winners’ projects making it into the fair in the Innovation Hub, art and photography, musical and drama performances and talks and speeches, said Beth Rimedio, a seventh-grade enrichment teacher and co-organizer of the event.

“It’s a cool opportunity to see kids they teach in one specific area and see what they’re doing in all different places, not knowing they’re coding or that they can sing or play an instrument,” she said.

“We don’t always know those things, so it’s amazing to see all they can do and their true potential,” said Jessica Mundy, also a seventh-grade enrichment teacher and co-organizer of the event, as well as an eighth-grade journalism teacher.

Students attended pottery, watercolor and coding workshops, among others, to learn creative skills across different mediums.

“Last year, we realized we just had all these amazing projects. They’re thinking outside the box and doing all these creative things,” Mundy said, “and we wanted a really authentic way to be able to show the world what they’ve done.”