The Highland Community Foundation approved of a grant request by presented by Highland High School, for funding in the amount of $1,110 toward the Highland High School Mural Project.

The grant authorized funding is part of Highland High School’s overall plan to create eleven new murals throughout the high school in an effort to, according to the grant application, better reflect the “growing diversity represented by the student body”. HCF’s funding will go toward hiring professional artists to work on three of these new murals. Student artists will also be used by the school as part of the overall project.

“The Highland Community Foundation is excited to be part of this new art project,” HCF President Lance Ryskamp said, “We look forward to partnering with other nonprofits to make this project an effort to be proud of at Highland High School.”

In addition to HCF, the project has received financial assistance from the Highland Education Foundation. The projected completion date for the murals is June, 2020.