NAHS MISSION STATEMENT
Our Mission as an NAHS Chapter is:
To beautify our school.
Take pride in our artwork.
To make the community aware of aesthetic quality.
To continually express ourselves through our artwork.
Chapter 2717 is creating great things for the 2009-10 school year. Elkton High School’s NAHS chapter is off to a brand new start. The former advisor Mrs. Blazeck has stepped down to pursue a Masters in Arts Education at Towson University, so photography teacher Ms. Fox has agreed to take the helm with a whole new roster of members. Our new officers are Megan Heishman (President), Tiffany Engman (Vice President), Akayla Mazza (Secretary), and Steph Sturgeon (Historian). At this point in time we’re still busy getting ourselves established, with a formal induction for all new members planned for sometime in May, but we’ve also been hard at work on many school improvement projects in the last few months.
Earlier this year we received a small unused classroom from the generous administrators and with a little bit of TLC we’ve transformed it into a really great studio space. Now fondly known as the “Room of Requirement”, it’s become a space for students to work on art projects after school and where we’ve been busy painting ceiling tiles for teachers and other staff. These commissions act as a fundraiser so we can earn our honor cords for graduation, and also provide the school with some much needed pizzazz. Last year our school finally finished renovations and it was looking a little bland, but now there are dozens of colorful ceiling tiles lining the halls. We’ve been working with the school’s literacy group to create READ posters featuring our very own teachers reading their favorite books as well. We’ve also been electing an artist of the month since September. The selected artist displays one artwork, a portrait of the artist, and interview in the office. Our adviser has procured donated frames and professionally mats and frames the artist of the month artwork images before returning them to the artist.
So far, this year has been a good one for us and we hope that next year we’ll see more new faces and get to work on some fundraisers for good causes as well. It’s been a long hard road trying to get our teachers and peers to recognize us as a real organization with a real mission, but with any luck I think we’ve succeeded, and I’m looking forward to what the next year will bring.
Chapter written by: 2717 Historian, Steph Sturgeon
From the Historian
NAHS News publishes the NAHS historian's two chapter reports a year, once in November and again in March. They also will be posted below.