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New mural revitalizes and builds community pride


Alhambra High School held a street party, April 13, to celebrate a new mural painted on the side of a local business. The artwork was the result of a Phoenix Revitalization Corporation’s Neighborhood Beautification grant to the Canyon Corridor Neighborhood Association. Alhambra students helped with the project which depicts the Lion mascot.  A contest was held by the the school’s student government.  The mural, which is on the east side of 37th Avenue, facing the school, is a combination of the three winning designs by Nicole Martinez, Roberto Sotelo and Matthew Flora. Twenty students submitted drawings for the contest. As part of the contest, each student who submitted a drawing was allowed to help the artist with the mural. 

“This mural removes unsightly ads and promotes Alhambra High School pride,” Principal Karen Cardenas said.