Each year, the arts educators in Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) showcase the talents of their students ranging in age from elementary to high school. Their hard work is pieced together to create a visual arts showcase called Pieces Of Gold!
Pieces of Gold Showcase
The performance celebrates the hard word, creativity, and talent of the Wake County school community. Students and teachers work diligently throughout the year on performances that support their curriculum as well as entertain an enthusiastic audience. In addition, the showcase also serves as a fundraiser for the Wake Education Partnership.
Pieces of Gold alums have gone on to pursue careers in a variety of areas. Some of the more notable alums include American Idol contestant, Clay Aiken and Broadway Star Lauren Kennedy. The arts are a vital part of education and a vital part of our community and this showcase proves just that.
The Pieces of Gold tradition started in 1983 and served as a fundraiser for the Wake Education Foundation. This foundation was later named the Wake Education Partnership and was formed to develop a higher level of involvement and financial support for schools. The event was a dinner and show for attendees. The creators of the event named it for the children whom they truly believed were “pieces of gold.” The Pieces of Gold showcase continues to serve as a fund-raising event for the partnership.