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Year: 2001 – Province: New Brunswick
Certificate of Achievement Recipients
School: Hampton High School
34 Elizabeth Avenue PO Box 1070
Hampton, New Brunswick E5N 8H1
Principal: Clary Wilbur
School Telephone: 506-832-6024
School Fax: 506-832-6054
Grades/Subjects Taught: Grades 9 to 12, visual arts, theatre arts
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act toward one another in a spirit of brotherhood. Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Creates dynamic and compelling humanitarian projects that attract interest and participation from entire school community:
- Instigated and facilitated Between the Lines, a millennium art project displaying more than 60 pieces of student art at the New Brunswick Museum, inspired by John Peters Humphrey, author of the first draft of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and a New Brunswick native.
- Students organized all aspects of display from program design to grand opening and guest speakers.
- Initiated the 30 Hour Fast Blast at school to raise money for AIDS hospices in South Africa and land mine victims in Nicaragua. In addition to fasting, students spend the weekend creating art projects with the help of local artists and community members, including a quilt-like mural of painted wooden blocks.
Strives to develop the self-confidence and responsibility of each student. Students are challenged to develop their own style and techniques, design and complete independent study projects, take on public speaking and dramatic presentations, and work together to stage theatre productions.
These artistic and humanitarian projects result in thoughtful and interested citizens, ready and able to make a contribution to the world. Many students continue in arts and theatre in post-secondary studies; some receive scholarships.
Mr. Murphy has helped me follow my own dream of becoming an artist. He has both challenged and supported me in my artistic efforts. Student
You would be hard pressed to find a student at Hampton High School whose high school experience has not been enhanced through his or her involvement in one or another of John's projects. Fellow teacher