Education Hall was built in 1913 in answer to the growing demand to showcase local student’s work. Today, the building, located near the fair’s main entrance off Ohio 46, features every Mahoning County school.
For the Boardman schools, there are two different arenas to exhibit work. The first is the county art show that was judged earlier this month. Individual art pieces with the awarded ribbons are displayed in the center of the building.
Surrounding the center aisle are display booths that are given to each school along with a subject. At the beginning of the year, Boardman was given the subject of math.
“We had to then look for representative pieces from our students that we could incorporate into our booth display,” said Market Street second grade teacher Janet Sypert.
The display will feature student’s work from kindergarten through high school. The pieces were selected at the end of the 2010-11 school year and were set aside for the fair display. Last week teachers from each school as well as the administrative office showed up and arranged the pieces. It wasn’t an easy task as there were hundreds of pieces to squeeze in.
The Boardman booth is located on the east side of the building near the main entrance. Just look for the Boardman colors.
Putting up the students work in the Boardman School display in the Education Building at the Canfield Fair are, in front, teacher Holly Gozur from Glenwood Middle, teacher Holly Watts from Robinwood, administrative secretary Barb Lucivjansky, administrative secretary Bethanne Gorski, and in back Stadium Drive teacher Jessica Meli and West Boulevard teacher Cristina Beggs.