The SASHS Chapter of the National Art Honor Society met on Thursday, May 30 for its final weekly meeting of the school year. The NAHS is dedicated to the furthering of artistic excellence among its membership and to raising awareness of the arts among members of the school community. It is sponsored by the National Art Education Association, the professional organization for art educators.
Art Honor Society members must be at least sophomores, have had at least one art class during their year of membership, earned a 90% or higher in their art classes, and earned a minimum 2.5 GPA overall. In order to maintain membership, members may not receive an in-school or out-of-school suspension, must maintain grades, and must volunteer for at least 3 hours of community service per marking period.
The group participates in many school and community outreach events, and funds its own scholarship for members who are accepted into an institution of higher learning to study visual art or art education.
Outgoing president and senior Maddy Gardner is planning to study illustration at Pratt Institute.
"AHS has always been important to me because it maintains a community connection between SASHS art students and other members of the community that take art seriously," said Gardner.
This year is an exceptional year in that, of the approximately 26 members, at least 14 are graduating seniors. Of those seniors, at least 6 are studying art or arts-related fields.
Pictured above, approximately half of NAHS membership: (back row, L to R) Tim Diehl, Chase Angle, Bekah Hewitt, Sarah Maclay (advisor), Samantha Willhide, Brad Olah, Sara Jansson, Maddy Gardner, Jordan Kent, Nathanael Lyman, Emily McMichael, Kristie Decker, (front row, L to R) Ty Fitchet, Cheyenne Moore, and Lexi Mowers