Mayor Baraka Honors Roberto Clemente Pupils for Mural Creation at Ceremony

Students collaborated with Halls That Inspire Inc. to beautify the building’s hallways

[Newark, NJ – June 23, 2016] – Mayor Ras J. Baraka, along with other dignitaries, honored students at Roberto Clemente Elementary School this week for inspirational murals they created throughout the elementary school building. Students, in collaboration with Halls That Inspire, Inc., produced a variety of inspiring images and motivational quotes on the hallway walls of Roberto Clemente Elementary School.

“The impressive artwork that the Roberto Clemente school community has created to beautify their school is inspirational to anyone who has the privilege to walk through the hallways of Roberto Clemente Elementary School,” said Christopher D. Cerf, Superintendent of Newark Public Schools. “It’s exciting to know that the students’ murals will continue to inspire their school community and its visitors into the future.”

The Roberto Clemente mural, which is displayed on the exterior of the school overlooking the school playground, was unveiled at the awards ceremony. The mural consists of the face of Roberto Clemente, who was the first Latin American player to be inducted in to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

The beautification project was sponsored by Mayor Baraka and the Investors Foundation.