Seniors at West Wilkes High School in Millers Creek were given an opportunity starting in late spring of 2018 to paint their own school parking spaces, and many jumped at the chance.

"The idea for painting parking spaces is not new overall, but is new to us at West High," said the school's principal, Amanda Pruitt. "We decided, as administration, to offer this privilege to seniors as a way for them to 'leave their mark' so to speak.

"I think they have had a great time coming up with ways of expressing their unique style and hobbies/interests. Some of them are using quotes, others their favorite flower, and some are even monogrammed.

"I have had several comments from community members about how much they have enjoyed seeing the students transform their spots over the summer. I am excited to see this opportunity continue and grow in the years to come."

Notably, the rendition of Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" was created by senior Graylan Walker.

Filmed and edited in 4K Ultra-High Resolution by Marty McGee of the Wilkes Journal-Patriot.

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