West Genesee High School is proud to announce the establishment of the WGHS Chapter of the National Art Honor Society (NAHS) this year. The goal of the WGHS chapter is to not only recognize students for their artistic ability, but to also empower students to become leaders in our school and local community through arts-based service and professional artistic development.
To be inducted into the NAHS students must maintain at least a 90 unweighted average in art classes; maintain at least an 80 cumulative average; and have completed a minimum of 2.0 credits in visual art. They also must regularly participate in NAHS projects, activities, and fundraisers (10 hours of arts-based service per year); participate in NAHS member exhibitions; and regularly attend meetings. These are the minimum requirements to be eligible to apply, the students also have to submit an essay and go through a faculty review process to be selected for induction.
Hailey Kremenek, President and Co-Founder of NAHS shares, “I’ve always wanted to see an environment outside of the classroom that allowed art students to share their artistic talents and passion with one another. My role in helping to start the NAHS chapter at West Genesee is my proudest accomplishment and I’m excited to see what we accomplish together. Thanks to Ms. Long, Mrs. Schrader, Mr. Ackles, Mr. Davern, and other members of the West Genesee administration, a valuable contribution to the artistic community within the school and community has been established. I hope that future students will expand what we’ve started this year and bring further prominence to the visual arts.”
Fateema Islam, Vice-President and Co-Founder adds, “For me, an art classroom has always been a place where I can put all my creative inputs into use. I wanted to get a group of highly talented individuals together in order to talk about art, and learn from each other. The NAHS is just that, and I am extremely proud of its installment. I want to thank Mr. Ackles, Ms. Long, Mrs. Schrader, Mr. Davern, and other members of the West Genesee administration for approving this society and letting the art students be heard. We hope to make a big contribution to the betterment of the West Genesee community.”
All of the students inducted have also shown passion and commitment to the arts while they challenge themselves artistically and academically.
Congratulations to the forty-four students from West Genesee High School who were eligible for membership and are due to be inducted this spring.
2019-2020 National Art Honor Society Officers:
President and Co-Founder: Hailey Kremenek
Vice President and Co-Founder: Fateema Islam
Secretary: Maison Lamanna
Treasurer: Gabriela Corso
Event Coordinator: Riley Kiteveles
2019-2020 National Art Honor Society Inductees
Riley Abdou, Erin Barkley, Katherine Bartlett, Emily Bolen, Devon Burnside, Elizabeth Carter, Emilee Cary, Margaret Clancy, Gabriela Corso, Conner Cushman, Sandra Gardino, Gabrielle Gardner, Yuliana Guleva, Delaney Harris, Craelle Hinds, Lawrence Hulbert, Fateema Islam, Janaya Jones, Ellie Kenna, Riley Kiteveles, Jebediah Kopek, Hailey Kremenek, Kaliya Kritzer, Steven LaFave, Maison Lamanna, Grace Lannon, Lily McDonough, Colleen McInerney, Vittoria Miori, Emily Pattermann, Brianna Perkins, Mackenzie Perkins, Dakota Pickreign, Ava Propper, Rachael Reynolds, Cameron Rosenthal, Victoria Senus, Paige Sheley, Alison Sincebaugh, Jasmine Tharakan, Morgan Vandemark, Aliyah Vasquez, Cassandra Washo, and Carmella Zollo.