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NAHS Entertains at Carrington Nursing Facility
On February 9th, the National Art Honor Society hosted the 3rd annual Valentines Party for the residents at Carrington Nursing facility in Matthews. The dining hall was decorated with valentines made by all members of the club. A wonderful evening was spent listening and dancing to 40â€™s and 50â€™s music and playing Bingo. This event is a highlight to both the residents and the art club members. Refreshments were served and the King, Queen, and Princesses were crowned. This is just one of the many service learning projects sponsored by the NAHS throughout the school year.
The National Art Honor Society is a unique organization to Union County Schools. It is the first such program in the county. The program consists of high school student in grades 10 through 12. The students must maintain an average of 90 or higher in their art classes. Students involved in NAHS are looked upon as role models for others at Piedmont High School because of their investment in community service hours outside the school day. The mission of the PHS NAHS is to educate the school and community about the arts, and to make the world a better place by providing opportunities for its members to share their talents with others. The Valentines Day party at Carrington is just one way that NAHS members live out their mission. According to NAHS event organizer Rebecca Hansil, "Everyone in the club really enjoys preparing the decorations, music, and activities for the seniors at Carrington. Our third annual Valentine's dance was a highlight for our club as well as the residents at the facility."
The NAHS is advised by art teachers Susan Helms and Tracy Price and Annette Harris.
Written by: Susan Helms, NAHS Sponsor
Posted: Feb 18, 2011 by Donna Helms