|Our chapter won the NAHS Sponsor Award for 2009!
The purpose of the National Art Honor Society is to inspire and recognize those students who have shown outstanding ability in art, as well as bringing art to the attention of the school and community. The group also seeks to increase an awareness of art in relation to other areas of the school curriculum. NAHS also aids members in working toward the attainment of their highest potential in an art area.
The Fairhope Chapter of the National Art Honor Society is extremely active. They participate in many community service projects, including Phantasy of the Arts, Polo at the Point, Fairhope Arts & Crafts Festival, the Daphne Jubilee Fest, the Blue Knights Motorcycle Run fundraiser, and the Junior League of Mobile Christmas wreath fundraiser. They paint murals, ceiling tiles, backdrops for events such as Homecoming, the Junior Miss Pageant, Dancin' in the Streets for Page & Palette, and for the Jazz Tent at Bayfest. Members also created an international PEACE greeting panel for the International Baccalaureate Studies pre-programme; the hurricane tree panels at Loxley resource center, as well as the glass mosaic Pirate tile at Loxley Resource Center.
Our NAHS chapter has also been recognized at the state and national levels. We were featured on The Today Show in 2004 for our fundraising efforts after Hurricane Ivan. Our chapter was the first in the state to have articles and artwork published in the National Art Honor Society News, which is a publication of the National Art Education Association. In Nov 2009 our sponsors won the Outstanding Sponsors of the NAHS award through the AAEA; in 2010 our Fairhope High School NAHS chapter won for the outstanding chapter award through the AAEA!
Members of the National Art Honor Society must first become members of the Art Club. Membership is open to those sophomore, junior and senior Art Club members who have completed at least one high school art course and maintained a 3.0 GPA. In addition to the Art Club fee, members must pay $5 for NAHS fees as well. The club follows all national standards listed in the chapter constitution.
Students who hold membership in this elite group are eligible to purchase and wear NAHS honor cords and tassels at graduation, and are also eligible for certain scholarships.
The officers of the NAHS also serve as officers for the Art Club.
Ms. L. Williams Mrs. Plunkett
Officers applications for 2011-2012 available in art room # 603 and must be turned in by Wed Aug.31st
NAHS members must earn a minimum of 10 hours credit of service by December break .or lose NAHS status.This would prevent further participation in NAHS events, activities, and awards. Another 10 hours of credit must be earned by April 1st to be eligible for NAHS honor cords & tassels at graduation.
There are many opportunities for service !! Stop in artroom # 603 or check the NAHS & Art Club bulletin boards for more info and sign up sheets! Notices are also announced over the intercom & posted on the club calendar pages.