Art Through Your Eyes


By Rachel Mazer

Photography, painting, and art galore is what the NAHS is all about! The National Art Honors Society is a group of  students in grades 9-12 who have shown outstanding performance in the art world. The NAHS is a community that aid students in receiving art scholarships, providing service, and art education to the WHHS community. This prestigious community attends and participates in many charitable events and other things in order to give back to the art and educational community.

Coordinator Mrs. Tripp says, “They [NAHS] give suggested approaches on the application procedure, but every school is different. At Wayne Hills students must be in their second year of Fine arts and must have supported at least a B average in their art classes to be eligible. Students must submit a portfolio of at least 6 pieces of artwork that were created in their high school art classes, with 1 piece that is a self portrait drawing.  Students must also fill out an application with 2 teacher recommendation signatures and a description of why art is important to them.”

The National Art Honors Society participates in various charitable events such as collecting toys for Eva’s Village, sending cards to the wounded warriors and sick children in hospitals. Tripp also explains what being a part of this society is all about, “a great place for students who are true artists or have a true love of art to gather, participate, and give back to others by using one of their best talents of art.  Students are able to participate in activities that have an atmosphere and culture of the arts. It is also a great addition to a student’s resume and builds their community service requirements while building their character.”