The NAHS, Helping The Community Through Art


The National Art Honors Society, or NAHS, has recently inducted 25 new members and has been helping the community for two years now. The teachers running the HHS chapter, Sara Williams and Christine Enos, are excited about the new additions.

“The National Art Honor Society is a national organization that promotes art-related community service and leadership,” Williams said.

“We look over the entire applicant pool and select as many students as fulfill the qualifications. This year we selected 25 students!” Williams said.

The work that NAHS does varies greatly, including installations and community service worldwide. One of the society’s paintings is currently installed in Elmwood.

“We did a mural for Elmwood in one of their auxiliary learning areas. They requested that it be a calming image that had a sunset.” Enos said.

As of Tuesday the 15th, NAHS has grown in size. As of the ceremony, students inducted are recognized for their outstanding work in art.

“NAHS, NHS [National Honors Society], as well as Drama and Music honor societies demonstrate that students were recognized for their outstanding work and dedication in different fields,” Williams said

NAHS is also a chance for students to learn new techniques. With so many students, they can teach and learn from each other.

“It is more the act of using the arts as a means for reaching out to and connecting with the community. There are enough students that they can mentor each other in what needs to be done so quality has not been an issue,” Enos said.

Some students solely attend for a sense of the art community.

“I like painting on a large scale. It just takes me a little to so it’s easier to do it with other people.” Soleil Randall, a new inductee, said.

Many things, like the Elmwood mural, took less time due to the group’s focused mentality.

Shown is one of the chapter leaders, Christine Enos, planning the induction ceremony and other events within NAHS.

“We had the students come together with ideas and then one student brought all of those ideas together into one sketch.  From there it was very much a group effort, from getting the materials to gridding and sketching out the image onto the larger format. The students spent a great deal of time doing the actual painting,” Enos said.

The NAHS shows no signs of slowing down its growth in the near future, and it will keep serving the community and giving opportunities to art-loving students.