In the coming months, Melissa Middle School art students will recreate historic photographs to enter into the Collin County Birthday Celebration art contest in March.
Melissa Middle School art teacher Monica Baldwin invites the community to share personal photos that depict Melissa before the 1921 tornado. These photos will be referenced and recreated by students in art class, and then submitted to the contest along with a written piece detailing what the student learned throughout the project.
Any residents that lived in Melissa around the 1920s, or their relatives, are invited to come and speak to art students about life during that time.
If you have photos to share, or if you or a relative have an interest in speaking to the art classes, please contact Monica Baldwin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, contact Maddie Coe, Community Relations.