Recently, the Ninth Circuit hosted its inaugural Exhibit A Art Show at the Thomas S. Kirk Juvenile Justice Center. The exhibition challenged Orange County Public Schools students to create art related to the theme "what family means to me."
Over 80 young artists in kindergarten through twelfth grades submitted entries. Artwork was judged in three categories: Elementary, Middle, and High School. Each category had first, second, and third place winners, as well as one or two honorable mentions.
A large crowd of teachers, students, families and community members attended the award ceremony on October 24, 2019. Chief Judge Don Myers and Judge Bob Egan presented plaques to the top-placing students in honor of their artistic achievement.
In spring of 2020, the Ninth Circuit will host another art show for Osceola County public school students.