Middle School Portraits

From the hands and hearts of
Central, Mears, Goldenview and Romig Middle School students and staff

Click on the artwork to see the “selfie” that was
submitted by each healthcare worker

“Hello, this was when I was at the covid drive thru. From March till June, I was responsible for making sure the specimen got a label and state form filled out. Very proud to be part of the lab. After all, without us there will be no result. Stay safe and continue to smile.”
-Brittany (Clinical Lab Assistant)

“Thank you for your hard work.”

Artist: Katie (Mears MS)
Colored Pencil
Tessa (Registered Nurse)

“Tessa, you are amazing! Thank you for your hard work and dedication as a nurse in Anchorage. I am honored to call you my friend. This portrait was made with love and admiration.”

Artist: Kathleen (Mears MS)
Pencil
Martin (Safety Manager)

“The Masked Hero”
Artist: Sarah (Romig MS)
Pencil
Jennifer (Medical Director)

“A Medical Portrait”
Artist: Gabriela (Romig MS)
Pencil
Jennifer (Certified Nursing Assistant)

“Looking Into the Eye of Those Who Serve”
Artist: Charley (Romig MS)
Pencil
Laura (Registered Nurse-Anchorage School District)

“A Server of Our Community”
Artist: Amina (Romig MS)
Pencil
“Thank you so much for doing this project! How amazing!”
Lynne (Certified Athletic Trainer)

Artist: Namfon (Romig MS)
Pencil
“Hello! I’ve been a nurse for about 16 years and a school nurse for 12 of them. This year during the pandemic, I have gotten to do contact tracing for the Municipality of Anchorage, U Shot clinics, and work in COVID Vaccine clinics (so far!). Wearing all of this gear is new to me, and sometimes I forget how strange it must look to other people. 🙂 Thank you for pursuing art – art is one of the most important things that the world has to get us through tough times.”
Therese (Registered Nurse-Anchorage School District)

“Heroes Wear Masks”
Artist: Adelyn (Romig MS)
Pencil
Cher (Medical Assistant)

“When I heard about this project, I knew I had to be a part of it. I want to personally thank you for all of the amazing work you are doing for our community. I hope you like the portrait I did for you!”
Artist: Eliza (Goldenview MS)
“Hello my name is Sandra. I’m a certified medical assistant and currently work as a COVID tester at the Ted Stevens International Airport. I’m very excited to participate in this project.”
Sandra (Medical Assistant/Health Swabber)

“I just want to thank you for all that you do during this pandemic.”
Artist: Kristina (Goldenview MS)
“I consider behavioral health care an essential service. Your emotional and mental health directly correlates to your overall health. COVID has created stress for everyone, from financial/housing/food insecurity, isolation and loneliness, to increases in anxiety, violence, and substance use. While we may struggle with our loss of routines and freedoms, grief profoundly impacts us with the loss of family members from this pandemic. Historical and continuing trauma from colonialism, racism, and institutional inequities influence our health outcomes as well. I’m proud to be a healthcare worker, trying to do my part, serving people and our community.”
Sarah (Behavior Health Clinical Supervisor)


“Thank you very much for caring!”
Artist: Romeo (Romig MS)
Watercolor
“There’s a light at the end of the tunnel…we just have to make it. We are tired, our faces hurt, and our families miss us. We are strong and united and that helps us get through this pandemic.”
Vicki (Emergency Room Technician)

Artist: Anida (Goldenview MS)
Pencil
Courtney (Operating Room RN)

Artist: Alan (Central MS)
Pencil
“There are many healthcare workers with many different types of jobs working through all of this. Thank you for your support.”
Brandy (MRI Technologist)

Artist: Lina (Central MS)
Colored Pencil
“There are many healthcare workers with many different types of jobs working through all of this. Thank you for your support.”
Brandy (MRI Technologist)

*Artist: (Central MS)
“Great idea! Looking forward to seeing what the students come up with! Much love to you all. Stay safe!”
Desarea (Emergency Room RN)


Artist: Valentine (Central MS)
Watercolor
“”I am a father, and I have to be very cautious after working shifts and caring for COVID patients.”
Tristan (Emergency RN)

“Thank you for your hard work.”

Artist: Kinsey (Mears MS)
Colored Pencil
Laura (Registered Nurse-Anchorage School District)

Artist: Liliana (Romig MS)
Colored Pencil
“This is a wonderful way to show your support! Thank you for doing this and I am looking forward to seeing the finished product.”
Angela (Operating Room RN)

“Gentle Eyes”
Artist: Sarah (Romig MS)
Pencil
“What a wonderful project! I am excited to be included.”
Jennifer (Medical Director)

“HER-o”
Artist: Lilliana (Romig MS)
Colored Pencil and Newsprint
“Nurses (not excluding other healthcare workers) will for the most part do whatever is necessary to ensure the betterment of our patients. The nursing profession has been the number one trusted profession in America for at least 18 years in a row. Hopefully our care will continue to earn that distinguished and humbling title.”
Bryan (Registered Nurse)

“Soldier of the COVID War”
Artist: Tidus (Romig MS)
Pencil
“I consider behavioral health care an essential service. Your emotional and mental health directly correlates to your overall health. COVID has created stress for everyone, from financial/housing/food insecurity, isolation and loneliness, to increases in anxiety, violence, and substance use. While we may struggle with our loss of routines and freedoms, grief profoundly impacts us with the loss of family members from this pandemic. Historical and continuing trauma from colonialism, racism, and institutional inequities influence our health outcomes as well. I’m proud to be a healthcare worker, trying to do my part, serving people and our community.”
Sarah (Behavior Health Clinical Supervisor)

“Health Care Heroes”
Artist: Jack (Romig MS)
Digital
“Thank you so much for doing this project! How amazing!”
Lynne (Certified Athletic Trainer)


Helping Hand”
Artist: Sarah (Romig MS)
Colored Pencil
Tyler (Emergency Room RN)

*Artist: (Romig MS)
Pencil
Caroline (Registered Nurse)

Artist: Gracie (Goldenview MS)
Colored Pencil
Cassandra (Emergency Room RN)

Artist: Addysen (Goldenview MS)
Colored Pencil
Bill (Medical Laboratory Technologist)

Artist: Indy (Goldenview MS)
Pencil
April (Registered Nurse-Anchorage School District)

Artist: Audrea (Central MS)
Pencil
“Collecting nasal swab tests for a department”
Cristy (Educator-Registered Nurse)

Artist: Abigail (Central MS)
Pencil
“There are many healthcare workers with many different types of jobs working through all of this. Thank you for your support.”
Brandy (MRI Technologist)

Artist: Kendall (Central MS)
Pencil
Brynn (Ultrasound Tech)

*Artist: (Central MS)
“It’s up to all of us!”
Kathy (Emergency Physician)


Artist: Antonina (Central MS)
Pencil
Ahlena (Certified Nursing Assistant)

Artist: Greta (Goldenview MS) Pencil
“I am a medical oncologist and take care of patients with cancer. I wear PPE (2 mask – KN 95 and surgical mask and goggles over my glasses) to protect my patients who are extremely vulnerable (immunocompromised) to infection because of the chemotherapy they are receiving for their cancer. I appreciate you for creatively publicizing the importance of PPE. The health care field needs you!”
Shannon (Medical Oncologist)

Magdalene (Goldenview MS)
Mixed Media
Jessica (Front Line Health Screener)

Artist: Kamira (Central MS)
Digital
“I have been working a COVID unit since March 2019. I have had more heartache than I thought possible this year but have also gained a new level of appreciation for my fellow workers.”
Katie (Critical Care RN)

Artist: Lennon (Goldenview MS)
Marker
“What a cool project! I’m sure it must be tough trying to learn in these times. Thank you for doing this project. This means so much to healthcare workers.”
Laura (Registered Nurse)


*Artist: (Central MS)
“Proud parent of a 6/ kindy.
Juggling front lines is definitely a challenge. Thank you to all front line workers!”

Jennifer (RN-Intensive Care Unit)


Artist: Shi (Central MS)
Digital
“Great idea! Looking forward to seeing what the students come up with! Much love to you all. Stay safe!”
Desarea (Emergency Room RN)


*Artist: (Central MS)
“This is my wife Genoveva. She is literally my hero. She chose to stay and fight this virus head on, and she is one of the bravest women I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Even when she is scared, or has fear entering a COVID room, she faces that fear and does what she needs to do to try to do her part in saving lives. Not only my wife, but everyone that works in her Lab deserves to be honored.” -Albert (Genoveva’s Husband)
Genoveva (Phlebotomist/Lab Tech)

Artist: Rosalynn (Central MS)
Digital
“It’s up to all of us!”
Kathy (Emergency Physician)


Artist: Lawnae (Central MS)
Acrylic
“This is an amazing project and I wish you the best of luck!”
Sheryl (Urgent Care Pediatrician)


Artist: Brooke (Central MS)
Pencil
Brynn (Ultrasound Tech)

*Artist: (Central MS)
Katherine (Registered Nurse-Anchorage School District)

Artist: Katelyn (Central MS)
Mixed Media
“Great idea! Looking forward to seeing what the students come up with! Much love to you all. Stay safe!”
Desarea (Emergency Room RN)


Artist: (Central MS)
“This is an amazing project and I wish you the best of luck!”
Sheryl (Urgent Care Pediatrician)


*Artist: (Central MS)
Rebecca (Infection Preventionist-RN)

Artist: Gianella (Central MS)
Digital
“It’s up to all of us!”
Kathy (Emergency Physician)


Artist: Audrey (Central MS)
Pencil
“Thank you very much for your talent and community service! Looking forward to seeing the finished product!”
Devon (Registered Nurse)


Artist: Fatooma (Central MS)
Pencil
David (Anesthesiologist)

Artist: Ellie (Goldenview MS)
Pencil
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