Students Participate in "One Million Bones" Project

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The Babylon chapter of the National Art Honor Society recently created bones made from plaster, which will be used as part of the "One Million Bones" art installation in Washington, D.C. in the spring of 2013.
    
According to Onemillionbones.org, this installation will serve as a collaborative site of conscience to remember victims and survivors of genocide. It will also be a visible petition to raise awareness of worldwide atrocities and a call to our government to take a stand against violence. "The students in the club used their art to help others, both here and around the world," said club advisor Cheryl Schweider. "They had a feeling of compassion and accomplishment knowing they were making a difference through the use of art."
    
Besides the "One Million Bones" project, the club also closed out the 2012 school year with several community outreach efforts, including four food drives to benefit local pantries, a "memory portrait project" to benefit needy children in Honduras and a "pin-selling" fundraiser for the Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk Restore.