Some fortunate birds are about to attain colourful new digs, due to latest artistic art work by college students at Leechburg Space Excessive College.

The Birdhouse Undertaking is the newest undertaking from highschool artwork instructor Shayle Prorok. Six college students designed and painted birdhouses final month.

The homes can be donated to Prepare dinner Medical in Parks Township. Birdhouses at Prepare dinner have been put in in Could.

Joseph Felschow, company social accountability consultant at Prepare dinner, mentioned birds moved into the birdhouses straight away.

“Blackbirds, robins and even a couple of cardinals moved in inside days. We’re proud to have the birdhouses right here on our campus displayed and inhabited by native wildlife,” he mentioned.

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Prepare dinner Medical in Parks Township


Helynn Gazda, a junior, went whimsical together with her design.

“I used to be impressed by fairy homes and photos of fantasy worlds,” Gazda mentioned. “I cherished doing this undertaking. It’s going to a great trigger, and I’m glad I used to be capable of be concerned.”


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Leechburg Space Excessive College artwork pupil Helynn Gazda designed a fairy-themed birdhouse that can be donated to Prepare dinner Medical in Parks Township, a part of the artwork division’s Birdhouse Undertaking.


College students labored on the birdhouses for a number of weeks, utilizing acrylic paint after which sealing them to make them climate resistant.

Eliza Trusiak, a sophomore, select a preferred dessert to adorn her birdhouse.

“It’s an ice cream theme. I believed it could look cute on the campus and at Pink Day,” Trusiak mentioned. “My artwork fashion isn’t often this cutesy, nevertheless it was a enjoyable and attention-grabbing undertaking.”

Prorok carried out the undertaking two years in the past, donating six birdhouses to Prepare dinner. The brand new homes will make for a complete of 12 birdhouses donated.

“They’re us to make extra birdhouses each couple of months,” Prorok mentioned of the continuing undertaking.

College students from the technical schooling division made every wood birdhouse.

“This undertaking is totally in-house,” Prorok mentioned. “It’s necessary from a group standpoint for individuals to have the ability to see what goes on in our classroom. These birdhouses are seen exterior. It helps the scholars develop a little bit of group delight.”

Felschow mentioned Prepare dinner partnered with Leechburg Space College District in an effort to showcase pupil expertise.

“Giving again to the locations the place we dwell is likely one of the seven values Prepare dinner encourages staff to have,” Felschow mentioned. “We deal with group well being, youth schooling, and our social enterprise as our social tasks as a company.”

Jasa Oliver, a senior, gave a nod to her Ukrainian heritage together with her design.

“The flowers on high are primarily based on Ukrainian people patterns and on either side are the Ukrainian coat of arms,” Oliver mentioned. “The entrance of the birdhouse contains a sunflower, Ukraine’s nationwide flower.”


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A Ukranian-themed customized birdhouse painted by Leechburg Space Excessive College artwork pupil Jasa Oliver, a senior.


The phrases written in Ukrainian on Oliver’s birdhouse translate to “Glory to Ukraine.”

Superintendent Tiffany Nix mentioned having college students’ art work on show in the area people is a win-win proposition.

“Our partnership with Prepare dinner Medical is really a present to our faculty. It’s fantastic to have a neighborhood enterprise that’s so supportive and inclusive to our college students, workers and curriculum,” Nix mentioned.

Three of the birdhouses are very pink.

“My inspiration was to convey consciousness to breast most cancers, and I used to be glad to supply a home for a chook,” mentioned freshman Sophia Charles.

The birdhouses have been on show at Pink Day, a breast most cancers analysis fundraising occasion, held Saturday in Leechburg.

Junior Azlynn Banichar included Prepare dinner’s branding for her creation.

Banichar painted inexperienced four-leaf clovers together with pink ones to characterize breast most cancers consciousness and the partnership with Prepare dinner.

Ryleigh Zamperini used wood Popsicle sticks, stones and pebbles for her birdhouse, individually putting every one to make shingles and a roof.

“My theme was an deserted cottage. The birdhouse was difficult, however I cherished each little bit of it,” Zamperini mentioned.

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