Enjoying the Symbolism in the Troup Building
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The building of the Troup Magnet Academy of Sciences is rich in inherent beauty and symbolism. It is currently, during the day, a haven and refuge for fifth through eighth graders who live in a declining and decaying neighborhood. Within its walls, students find safety, love and the encouragement to develop to the best of their potential. The administration and staff at Troup are committed to each individual student. However, as a teacher at Troup, I would like to see its impact on its community extended. One way this can be done is by helping the student see the architectural beauty of the building in which they spend a great part of the day. In enabling them to understand its beauty, it is hoped that they will then want to preserve its beauty and also enhance it by cleaning up its surrounding and spotlighting its unique features. In learning about the ornaments of this building and their symbolism, it is then hoped that these young people will recognize similar decorations and structures in their surroundings and that they will take pride in their neighborhood and will work to preserve the beauty of the area they live in.