Allison Nanni | June 29, 2013 | South Bend Tribune
SOUTH BEND -- On a sunny South Bend afternoon, the principal at Perley Fine Arts Academy smiles as she gestures toward the colorful plywood murals mounted on the building’s exterior walls. As a former Perley student and teacher herself, Darice Austin-Phillips takes pride in the representation of each classroom’s vision of the school.
University of Notre Dame student-athletes collaborated with Perley students in the creation of the murals from conception to installation. Members of the university’s track team arrived to learn from the elementary students about their school.