Students from Randolph Career Academy in East Falls took first prize at the Art Futures Residency Reception at the Philadelphia Museum of Art last week.

Armed with art teacher Cristina Kelvas and resident artist Marguerita Hagan, the students worked together this spring to create an exhibit that focused on Islamic art and culture. They competed against four other public schools and five parochial schools. 

The focal point of the eight point clay star is a large gold heart, surrounded by poetry written by the students.

Watch this video, produced by Noemi Armstrong, of the students performing their poetry to the crowd. You can also stop by the Philadelphia Museum of Art to check out the exhibit in the education wing through May 15.  The work will be permanently installed at the entrance of Randolph Career Academy on May 18.