Our next meeting will be Thursday, September 25 @3:20pm in E-107
We will be meeting in conjuction with Art Club this year
NAHS is open to Sophmores, Juniors and Seniors. You need to have a "B" average overall and a recommendation from an Art teacher. Applications for new members will be available at the meeting.
Maine West reactivates National Art Honor Society, inducts 52
02/22/10 08:40 AM
After an absence of many years, Maine West High School has reactivated its National Art Honor Society and on Thursday inducted 52 members during a formal ceremony.
Maine West Fine Arts Department Chair Patrick Barnett and Photography teacher Melissa Lloyd spearheaded the effort to return West's Honor Society to active status, a development, Lloyd says, that is generating enthusiasm among students and faculty alike.
To qualify for membership in the National Art Honor Society, Maine West students must be earning an A or B in their art courses and have the recommendation of an Art teacher.
"We're all excited about this," Lloyd said. "We think the grade requirement will be an incentive for students to do well, and we know this will create enthusiasm for the program. We'll be taking field trips outside of school to visit art exhibits, as well as the NAHS members exhibiting their artwork in a show this spring."
Thursday's ceremony in the Maine West Auditorium featured remarks by Principal Dr. Audrey Haugan and a review by Lloyd of the National Art Honor Society's history. Thursday's event was highlighted, too, by a candlelight ceremony built around the elements of art. Teacher John Wood, a 37-year veteran of Maine West's Art Department, was inducted as the West Chapter's first honorary member, in advance of his retirement at the end of this school year. Lending a wider community touch, Maine East High School National Art Honor Society sponsor Mike Mastrolonardo and officers of East's chapter performed the induction ceremonies.
The National Art Honor Society was established in 1978 by the National Art Education Association to inspire and recognize students who demonstrate outstanding art ability. In addition to enjoying activities planned by their own Maine West chapter, Wednesday's inductees will become eligible to apply for awards and scholarships sponsored by the national organization, whose membership totals about 33,000 students.