Sponsor - Jennifer Joy Fox
Elkton High School
The 2015-2016 school year was very productive. Members of the Elkton High School chapter of the National Art Honor Society worked hard to bring art to the school and community. Our President kicked off the year by painting sets for the marching band. We painted faces again to rally school spirit before the pep rally during Spirit Week. We were a part of a window painting fundraiser again at our local Chick-Fil-A restaurant. Members competed by designing and painting holiday themed window decorations. We won second place this year and were helped by our new teacher, Ms. Freisleben. Members again traveled to Portfolio Day at the Maryland Institute, College of Art and this time visited the Walters Art Gallery. We are grateful to Ms. Paugh from North East High School for yet again planning this trip. We went to two other field trips to photograph. We visited Longwood Gardens and Eastern State Penitentiary. We had a lot of fun! There were tons of fantastic photo ops!
Students exhibited their work at the State House exhibit and met the states' first lady Yumi Hogan. Mrs. Hogan brought the exhibit to the main level of the building instead of the tunnel below, which connects state houses. A fantastic reception in Annapolis was held for parents, students, and their teachers. There were also student artwork exhibitions at the Cecil County Arts Council, County office building, Cecil College, and at the Carver Center. Many students won awards and enjoyed going to the art exhibit openings. It is always satisfying to share one’s art after making it. Art teachers and students worked with the school PBIS initiative to offer artistic Green Zone activities. We cut pumpkins, painted ceiling tiles, and made tie dye items in the fall. For the Winter Ms. Freisleben led a Valentine painting group, while Mr. Funke led students to paint new ceiling tiles. Led by Haley Rauch, painting and drawing students decorated water barrels, procured through a Science Department/Fair Hill Nature Center Grant. Again we worked with Mrs. Coffey's Environmental Club. The water barrels were placed throughout Elkton to beautify new projects. We made many memories, new friends, and artworks!
Elkton High School NAHS Adviser
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.