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Tiled Mural Graces Hallway At Victoria Soto School In Stratford

Community members have created a new mural in honor of Victoria Soto (pictured) at the school in Stratford named in her honor.
Community members have created a new mural in honor of Victoria Soto (pictured) at the school in Stratford named in her honor. Photo Credit: Contributed

STRATFORD, Conn. -- The Victoria Soto School in Stratford has a new tiled mural to grace its hallway thanks to the efforts of many, including students, local residents and members of Victoria Soto's family, according to the Stratford Star.

The group worked on the 60-foot mural on Saturday, an abstract painting depicting a beach a dawn made out of cracked tile pieces, the Stratford Star reported.

The mural has taken a year-and-a-half to complete and students from Soto School and the Stratford Academy Johnson House worked on it, said the Stratford Star.

The project was paid for by donations to the Victoria Soto Memorial Fund, the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County and the Stratford Arts Commission, and other organizations, Megan McCool, chairperson of the Stratford Academy PTSA’s cultural arts committee told the Stratford Star.

Victoria Soto was one of the teachers killed during the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown in 2012. Her father Carlos told the Stratford Star that she would be happy about the community involvement that went into creating the new mural.

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