Friday marks the 12th and final edition of Butler High School’s Pawprint Literary Magazine. The Pawprint 2009 Literary Magazine release party and Artists Tea will be held at 1 pm in the Media Center. The award winning Butler jazz band will provide entertainment throughout the event. Because of budget cuts the creative writing class will no longer be offered to students as an elective. The class has been in existence since Butler’s opening in 1997 and has done more than the production of a magazine compiled of the writings of the class, the student body, staff members and family members. Students in the class have over the years written the school alma mater, petitioned to establish the daily saying of the Pledge of Allegiance in the classroom and obtained flags so every class could have one on display after 9-1-1. They have sponsored the Butler Wish Box, a way to seek out those members of the Butler family in need over the holiday season and attempt to provide for them. They have sent gift boxes to our American soldiers stationed overseas and raised money as well as volunteered their time to help organize boxes of art supplies for the ART BOX KIDS, a local non-profit, that sends these shoe boxes to children in hospitals, orphanages as well as to other destinations where art is seen as therapy for sick and at-risk children.
Mr. Charles Wilkerson of Steele Creek Printing printed this year’s magazine.