NAHS starts second year as club

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During an informational meeting for NAHS on Thursday, Sept. 4, sophomore Sophie Griffin listens attentively to the requirements of what it takes to join the club. "[I'm most excited about doing projects for the school] programs," Griffin said. "Plus, I'm a sophomore, so I'm no longer a new [member]. I'm super excited that I'm not new."

Sarah Myers, Feature and A&E editor

National Art Honor Society met for the first time this school year on Thursday, Sept. 4. The meeting was for new or returning members to get basic information and come up with ideas and objectives for the year. NAHS meets every Thursday from about 3-4 p.m in NAHS sponsor Jerry Howard’s room.

Over the course of the year, NAHS members will complete various art projects, both individually and as a group. Many of these projects are forms of community service. Last year, members painted two new murals in the C-hallways and organized the chili bowl sale, along with other projects.

“[NAHS] is a way to give students an outlet to give back and be creative at the same time. We do a lot of different projects,” Howard said. “It shows kids that they can apply art to things other than just their art classes. It gives them to opportunity to give back while also sharing their talents.”

Students who did not attend the first meeting but are interested in joining NAHS are still able to sign up.  Students in NAHS must maintain a 2.5 GPA in all their classes, as well as a 3.0 GPA in art classes. According to Howard, anyone who is interested should start coming to meetings as soon as possible. At the meeting on Thursday, Sept. 18, a fee of $10 will be due to Howard from any students signing up.

“You don’t have to be a great artist to be in NAHS. We accept people from all walks of life, whether you can draw stick figures or paint murals,” NAHS member Steven Blaine said. “You get to leave your mark on the school and community. It’s like a giant artistic community service project.”

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