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National Art Honors Society
Every other Friday in room 7-105, students meet for the National Art Honors Society (NAHS) from 2:30 pm to 3:15 pm. The club focuses on students improving their art skills by working together and helping each other.
The NAHS improves student’s art skills by participating in different projects and activities around the school. The main purpose of the club is to help students find and embrace themselves artistically.
“We don’t want to focus on perfecting your art skills,” junior and president Emma Lyons said. “We want to focus on experimenting and broadening what it means to be an artist for you personally.”
NAHS offers opportunities for students to earn scholarships as well as community service hours and a blue cord to wear during graduation. It further provides them a place to share a common hobby with their peers.
“It’s a great opportunity for students to have a place to gather and do art,” sponsor and art teacher Katy Farmer said.
Students participating in the club have worked on a number of projects around campus. NAHS works with the theater and chorus departments to make giant canvases for their seasonal shows. They also work on murals for the school and personal projects together.
“My favorite part is getting to see other people’s art and seeing their own take on a picture of what their mind really wants to draw at that moment,” Lyons said.
The NAHS is a club where students get to be themselves and express themselves however they want artistically.
“I want to bring more uniqueness into the club,” Lyons said. “I feel like there is a stigma in the art community that you come in and you have to be the best artist, and you have to improve your skills, but we want to focus on individuality and art is whatever you make it.”