The National Art Honor Society, Chapter #2242
Started by the National Art Education Association (NAEA) in 1978, the National Art Honor Society (NAHS) inspires and recognizes 10th – 12th graders who have shown an outstanding ability in art. The NAHS strives to aid members in working toward the attainment of their highest potential in art areas and brings art education to the attention of the school and community.
Chapter 2242 strives to help students reach the highest level of professionalism as the begin their pursuit of careers in the arts. Member students do so by volunteering in community service projects, murals, hosting and/or organizing art events, fundraising to support the local community, and creating venues in which students may showcase their work.
In addition, members may organize and participate in trips to museums, galleries, and other points of interest. They are leaders in their community, showcasing their work at numerous group and solo exhibits each year.
Projects and activities for the school year include: Hudson Valley Regional Portfolio Day, Teen Visions student exhibition, Reel Exposure International Teen Film & Photo Festival, site clean-ups, trips, and local art advocacy.
Members are selected each semester from nominated Art Institute students who meet the requirements of excellence in the study and creation of art, a minimum of 89 weighted GPA, attendance and participation in Art Institute courses of study, and a positive attitude.