The Valley Voice
National Art Honor Society welcomes 16 new membersFriday, May 04, 2007 By Ambyr Dornauer
When the word “art” is mentioned, most think of paintings, sketches and pottery. But it is much more than that. Art is a way of expressing events, emotions, and thoughts that a person experiences. Some LVHS students have grasped this concept and their artistic work has been recognized. Sixteen students were recently inducted into the National Art Honors Society (NAHS): seniors Anita Boyd, Alex Grab, Rachel Pavlik, Liz Resenic, Emily Robards, Susan Sherman and Bethany Wilson; juniors Ben Nemeth, Karissa Bearer, Kaitlyn Hoza, Kerry Mullen, Brooke Piper and Sarah Washabaugh; and sophomores Hsun-Yi Huang, Joel McKlveen and Caitlyn Shaw. Prior to the ceremony, the annual art show was unveiled in the auditorium lobby. NAHS is sponsored by the National Art Education Association and led by drawing and painting and general art teacher Mrs. Judy Jupina and ceramics teacher Miss Kerry Krempasky. Officers are President Katie Evering, Vice President Jon Emert, Secretary Bethanne Lenhart, and Treasurer Ambyr Dornauer. Other current members are seniors Paul Bench, Ashley Davis, Sarah Davis, Heather Kraus, Nick McKenzie, Caitlin Ross, Jon Savage, Amanda Tuttle, Emily Zorch and juniors Caleb Karasack, Linda Kiser, Angela Nelson and Molly Sharbaugh. To be chosen for NAHS, students must be in an advanced art class and have a 3.6 average or above in art. Also, students are judged on their art ability, how well they use their art abilities, how they help others in class and if they are actively involved in their work and using their time wisely. NAHS members’ art was featured in the art show. “We pick the strongest pieces,” said Mrs. Jupina. “We base our decisions on how good the piece of art’s design is, how creative it is, and if it’s well put together.” Senior Emily Robards, a 2007 inductee, had three pieces in the show: her self portrait and two ceramic pieces. She is currently in Drawing and Painting I and Ceramics III. “I think it’s very cool to be inducted because I’ve always wanted to be in NAHS and I’m thinking of going to college for art,” Robards said. Two-year NAHS member Sarah Davis had three pieces featured in the art show: a clay metamorphosis statue, a cultural clay vessel and a negative space drawing. “I love art with every fiber of my being so it means a lot to me to be in NAHS.” Davis is currently in Drawing and Painting I and Ceramics V and plans to major in art therapy after high school. “Becoming a member of NAHS made me more confident in my art and made me feel like I could succeed. I knew I needed to do something in art for my career and that art was my calling,” said Sarah.