Above the children, a dove of peace flies.
The kids, staff and parents thanked Kim with flowers and handmade drawings.
Kim, who previously worked on the Nix Nature Center mural, created the school mural in her spare time over the past year, while working at scrapbooking company Me and My Big Ideas.
High school seniors give back, clean up
Local high school seniors joined with Zero Trash Laguna to clean the town’s streets and beaches of hundreds of pounds of waste earlier this week, for the first annual Laguna Beach High School Gives Back Day.
“Since our seniors don’t take the STAR test, we decided to organize a community service project for the day,” Principal Don Austin said.
Kids were organized into teams with adult leaders, and wore T-shirts produced by the school’s silkscreening teacher, Scott Wittkop.
They gathered a total of 369 pounds of trash and 174 pounds of recyclables, according to Zero Trash Laguna’s Chip McDermott.
More than 160 seniors participated in the morning event, which was followed by community service endeavors at organizations throughout town.
“It was really a magic day,” Austin said. “The kids came with great attitudes, and the turn-out was awesome.”
Laguna gears up for ‘Hero’ festival
Laguna Beach residents will celebrate their champions at the Laguna Beach Hero Festival at 7 p.m. May 29 at [seven-degrees], 891 Laguna Canyon Road.
The free event is sponsored by the MY HERO Project, which has connected millions of students and teachers from around the world and put together the world’s largest collection of stories, art and short films about heroes from all walks of life.
It will feature works selected from the MY HERO media library, with a focus on Laguna filmmakers and the heroes they celebrate.
Filmmaker Shaun MacGillivray will be praised for his award-winning short film “Joey,” the story of 12-year-old Joey Masella, who battled with Epidermolysis Bullosa, a rare disease that causes the skin to blister inside and out.