Howard high schools commemorate Columbia founder’s artistic appreciation (via Howard County Times)

When James Rouse founded Columbia in June 1967, arts and education were inclusive components for the healthy, growing community, according to Pam Land, Howard County public school’s lead theater arts teacher.
To remember a man who supported the dreams of future artists, Land said more than 700 students representing Howard County’s 12 high schools will share Rouse’s influence on their passions during a Columbia 50th birthday tribute on Sunday, April 23 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Merriweather Post Pavilion.

Students representing each high school will give a five-minute artistic performance based on quotes from Rouse gathered within the last 50 years and selected by their respective teachers. Singers, dancers, instrumentalists and visual artists will use their talents to tell the tale of Rouse and Columbia as part of the city’s ongoing birthday celebration, which spans six months.

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