West School featured its newly completed mural, created by artist David Whitcher, at its winter music concerts on Dec. 16. The mural spans across a wall of the gymnasium and portrays a beach scene with the slogan, “Always Be Your Best…Be the H.E.A.R.T. of West! It emphasizes the school’s principles of being helpful, empathetic, accountable, responsible and trustworthy and represents the diverse community of learners in the Long Beach schools. Principal Amy Dirolf acknowledged the mural and thanked Mr. Whitcher prior to introducing West’s orchestra, band and choral performers.