Over the past two weeks, a group of Fairmont Preparatory Academy students has been working to beautify the area around the Anaheim campus.

The students, members of the National Art Honors Society and led by teacher Heather Soodak, have painted over mass stretches of graffiti, leaving a mural of trees painted along the concrete walls bordering their campus.

An art teacher at Fairmont Prep for the past two years, Soodak was recently named “Rookie of the Year” by the California Art Education Association.