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Polk County Student Named VSA Florida May 2017 Student of the Month

Posted on Friday, June 2, 2017 at 10:04 am

VSA Florida is pleased to announce 19-year-old Curtis Hall as one of their May 2017 Students of the Month.  Sherry Ross, his art teacher at Tenoroc High School in Lakeland, Florida nominated Curtis who is currently enrolled in her Advanced Placement Art class.  She writes with pride, “Curtis is such a positive spirit.  He is always smiling and a true joy to have in class and be around.  His artwork is lovely and he has a group of collectors that compete to purchase his new works.”
Despite having a rare form of Multiple Sclerosis, (MS), Curtis loves to draw and paint, exhibiting his work in numerous school and county shows. Through tenacity and grace, Curtis rises above the rest to be selected for this prestigious award!
VSA Florida looks forward to recognizing Curtis and presenting him with a personalized trophy and gift certificate in the coming weeks.
The VSAFL Student of the Month Program is designed to increase public awareness and recognize the impact arts make on students with disabilities statewide. Students who participate in the arts develop creativity, have increased self-confidence, understand teamwork, have increased language and math skills and are generally more engaged.
For more information about the Student of the Month program and others, please visit To nominate a student you may follow the link: