JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Alfred I. duPont Middle School unveiled on Tuesday a mural showcasing Hispanic heritage, painted by a Jacksonville-area artist.
The message: To make all students feel accepted.
“It meant so much to me. I wanted to make it as beautiful as possible,” said artist Whitney Esther Perez.
Perez said the Duval County School District asked her to submit a concept sketch and then she was chosen to take on the project. She said she put her heart and soul into the painting.
The mural was unveiled at an event hosted by the Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation, Alfred I. duPont Middle School, First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville and the Art in Public Places Program.