By Mark C. Robinson
Wrangell Sentinel 

Teen will strip and repaint weathered mural wall for his senior project


February 7, 2024

Mark C. Robinson / Wrangell Sentinel

Nate Rooney stands in front of the aging outdoor mural at the community center that he will remove and then repaint the wall for his senior project.

In 2017, two high school seniors worked together to help create outdoor artwork meant to educate and forge a lasting bond with participating younger students. Now, almost seven years later, another high school senior will strip it away.

Nate Rooney chose for his senior project to remove the weathered mural at the Parks and Recreation community center outer stairwell opposite the swimming pool. The wall art features hand-crafted cutouts of salmon fastened to a painted wall resembling the ocean. He plans to remove the cutouts, then take off the remaining paint and recoat the wall entirely in...

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