MVRHS student Maddie Scott creates a music timeline

MVRHS student Maddie Scott creates a music timeline

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MVRHS senior Maddie Scott, assisted by James Roddy, holds a 10-foot treble clef she created from the hand prints of all the performing arts students and teachers. — Photo by Janis Wightman

For her senior project, Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School student Maddie Scott created an historical musical timeline that is now a permanent addition to the Performing Arts Department.

She began with the creation of a giant treble clef and got all the students and teachers in the Performing Arts Department to put their hand print on one of several pieces of posterboard, teacher Janis Wightman told The Times.

The prints were color-coded by grade. She then cut them out, arranged them in the shape of a treble clef, and added the 144 names. The 10-foot-tall musical symbol was preserved with shellac and attached to a board which will be mounted in the large rehearsal room for all to see.

In conjunction with the project, the students built on the idea of “helping hands” and contributed three boxes of non-perishable items to the Island Food Pantry. Maddie plans a career as a percussionist after graduation. She was recently accepted to Berklee College of Music.