The Creative Arts Academy honored the 200th anniversary of the writing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” on Friday morning, September 12th, at the Figge Art Museum. The sixth graders and selected high school students combined with parents, staff, and several dignitaries to sing the anthem together in a display of citizenship and patriotism. Congressman Loebsack, Mayor Gluba, and Vice President of the School Board, Ken Krumwiede, spoke about what the flag represents and how each of us can fulfill our civic responsibilities. This arts infused history lesson about our anthem was an example of the innovative concepts essential to the Creative Arts Academy curriculum. Dr. Tate, superintendent, was recognized for his leadership along with school director, Joel Franken and the school board, for their initiative in implementing the CAA as yet another example of Davenports’ “Schools of Distinction”.