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.
This year Elkton High School's National Art Honor Society chapter 2717, has gained many new members. We held our first meeting in September. It had to be relocated to the school's cafeteria, because a classroom was too small to hold interested candidates for membership. Last year was very successful. The elk statue was painted with an athletic theme. The dedication of many students saw this to completion, most importantly, by the student who designed the elk, S. Miorelli. The colorful elk stands at the entrance of our football stadium. The NAHS senior officers, last year, gained the permission for honor cords to be worn at graduation. Thus representing what students proudly care for and enjoy throughout high school during graduation ceremonies. That made society members feel recognized by our school and peers as a legitimate organization. Our goal for this year is to get everyone in this chapter involved in improving our school’s atmosphere by giving it a splash of art.
At our second meeting we split up into committees. One of the groups was after school art workshops. In this group we plan activities for Elkton students to enjoy art production with their friends and new creative people. During October the group organized a pumpkin-carving workshop in the spirit of Halloween. The result of the workshop was better than expected. Many people showed up. We had a great time enjoying each other’s creative company. Every month the workshop group is going to plan and follow through with a themed workshop to get students, who may not have opportunity, involved in art. For homecoming and the pep rally the chapter held a face painting fundraiser during lunches. We raised money to purchase new frames for the cafeteria wall portraits of Elkton High Graduates who work for Cecil County Public Schools.
Other chapter plans include: holding after school studio-time for students to work on class artwork. This will give students resources and time to complete projects that they may not be done at home. We will organize field trips to places such as the Visionary Museum. We hope to raise funds and purchase a showcase for the school to exhibit artwork. This will give future students an insight of what we were like and what we created as artists. I am looking forward to a new year and new ideas!
By Historian Evan Draine
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.